folder Design and Technology

Department Staff:

  • •    Mr K Hewitt - Area Leader
  • •    Mrs H Taylor - Second in Department
  • •    Mr M Jauncey - Subject Teacher
  • •    Mrs C Wones - Subject Teacher
  • •    Miss R Dudley - Subject Teacher



Aims of the Department:

Our aim is to provide all pupils with the opportunities to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

Our facilities include eight specialist rooms set up to provide a wide range of creative opportunities for all pupils, from ceramics and photography to engineering and digital micro-electronics. There are over 50 networked computers throughout the department running a range of educational as well as industry based creative software packages. We also offer 15 laptops that can be used throughout the department using the wireless network. Pupils have the opportunity to realise their Art & Design work through a range of facilities including CAD/CAM equipment to suit the varied working needs of pupils project work, these CAM machines include two Roland engraving machines an A1 Roland CAMM 1 Plotter/cutter and a state of the art Roland Laser CAM. There are 7 specialist teachers supported by 4 technicians, together offering a very wide range of KS3 and KS4 courses.

3D Glasses made in Core D&T Year 7

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All classes are taught in mixed ability sets in KS3 and KS4.

Key Stage 3 courses:

Art & Design based on the National Curriculum

Design & Technology based on the National Curriculum

 

Design & Technology - Year 7 Areas of study

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In line with the requirements of the new National Curriculum for Design Technology, from September 2014 all students in Key Stage 3 will be assessed across 4 areas of Design& Technology experience. These are: Designing, making, evaluating and technical knowledge

Students will work through three specialisms within D&T as they move around a carousel. The areas of study include the introduction to Computer Aided Design and Electronics where students will learn to design simple circuits and soft solder components to fit into an individually designed promotional display created using CAD / CAM. In Food Technology the focus is on hygiene & safety, kitchen equipment, the Eat Well Plate and developing essential skills such as peeling, slicing, grating, rubbing in leading to the preparation of pizza dough to make special pizza, Textiles will involve the study of both hand and machine sewing techniques, then using the work of modern artist Hundertwasser as a starting point they will design and then make a stylised decorative pencil case. In Resistant Materials students will learn about metals and the shearing, shaping and deforming of metals to make 3D products to create a decorative table decoration. There are also many opportunities to develop modelling and cardboard engineering skills.

Design & Technology - Year 8 Areas of study

Students will study the following:-

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Systems & Control – learning about more complex electronic circuits based on a Bistable circuit. They will learn about and develop advanced soft soldering skills, as well as the design and manufacture of a suitable 3D case using the vacuum forming process.

Resistant Materials – will involve students in a more complex metals project to design and manufacture a device to help humans in here everyday lives. They will develop model making skills as well as deformation and assemble skills. This will involve an introduction to the forge where metal casting will also be taught.

Catering – This module is based on sweet and savoury snack food products. The students will continue to build on Year 7 skills; rubbing in, creaming, melting, all in one, folding and will conclude the module with a snack food product design & make activity.

Textiles – In Textiles students will continue to develop more advanced decorative techniques, using batik and applique, as well as learning how to attach a zip or button fastening in order to design and make a functional cushion cover.

Graphics - will involve students in a study of letterforms and typography leading to a illuminated letters and a final poster design.

Design & Technology - Year 9 Areas of study

Students will study the following:-

Systems & Control – A project is taught aimed at developing an understanding of mechanical systems, and will involve students combining skills learnt in earlier years to design and construct a working automaton.

Resistant Materials – This is another opportunity for students to build on their CAD / CAM skills by designing and constructing a plastic storage / display device in the style of Alessi a large Italian design agency.

Catering – In this module student’s focus on meal planning and sustainability.

The aim is for the students to be able to produce healthy, easy, low cost meals and how these can be adapted to suit individual diets as well as using everyday ingredients to produce alternative. The students complete a final Pasty design and make project.

Textiles – Students develop construction techniques to complete a design and make activity to create a pair of pyjama shorts. Students learn about printmaking techniques such as stencilling and pattern making.

Graphics - Will involve students looking at Hannah Davies use of pattern to develop a poster based on a location of their choice in the style of the artist.

Key Stage 3 Design & Technology Useful Web Links –

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239089/SECONDARY_national_curriculum_-_Design_and_technology.pdf

http://www.technologystudent.com/

http://www.design-technology.info/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/



Key Stage 4 courses:

The following full GCSE KS4 courses are offered:

Art & Design: Fine Art

Art & Design: Graphics

Art & Design: Photography

D&T: Catering

D&T: Resistant Materials

D&T: Systems & Control

D&T: Textiles Technology

Descriptions of courses:

Key Stage 4 pupils can opt to extend their capability in both Art and D&T, working towards a full GCSE qualification by the end of Year 11.

All courses are taught through a wide variety of practical tasks designed to introduce and develop the skills, attitudes and concepts needed to achieve a high level pass at GCSE. They will combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues.

D&T: Catering

Students complete two assignments. The first one takes place in the summer term of Year 10 and is approximately 15 hours and the second assignment takes place in the autumn term of Year 11, approximately 20 hours with a final exam in the summer of Year 11.

 

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Year 10 Areas of study

Main Topics

  • The Industry – Food & Drink
  • Job roles , employment opportunities and relevant training
  • Health, Safety & Hygiene
  • Food preparation, cooking & presentation
  • Nutrition and menu planning

Areas Covered

  • Types of establishments that provide food and drink.
  • Contract caterers
  • Knowledge of the role, duties and training available
  • Aware of career opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food safety
  • Health & Safety
  • Simple first aid procedures
  • Risk Assessment
  • The importance of colour, texture, flavour, shape, temperature and time.
  • A wide range of culinary skills.
  • Appropriate methods of cooking and presentation.
  • Function & sources of nutrients.

Year 11 Areas of study

Students complete

Main Topics

  • Costings and portion control
  • Specialist equipment
  • Communication and record keeping
  • Environmental considerations

Areas Covered

  • Healthy eating guidelines.
  • Vegetarian choices, allergies, wheat & lactose intolerance.
  • Menu types i.e. a la carte
  • Costing raw materials for a range of food items using standard recipes
  • Knowledge of – Small and large scale catering equipment and food service equipment.
  • The importance of communication
  • Accurate and appropriate record keeping

Useful Web Links –

http://www.wjec.co.uk/

http://www.jamieshomecookingskills.com/



D&T: Resistant Materials

Tech

Year 10 Areas of study

Designing and Making -

  • Design process, generate and communicate ideas. Evaluate ideas.
  • Modification from evaluation.
  • Modelling of chosen design.
  • Graphic Communication
  • Formal drawing methods. Isometric, Oblique, Orthographic projection, 1 + 2 point perspective.
  • Exploded drawings.
  • Use of colour.

Health & Safety

  • Risk assessment
  • Personal safety
  • Group Safety
  • Storage & safe use of inflammable products.  

Industrial Applications

  • Methods of production (Single, Batch, Mass, Continuous).
  • IT Applications

CAD/CAM

  • Use of tools methods, modifiers, scales dimensioning, 3D representation, colour rendering.  Use of Internet for research + communication. CNC machinery also the laser cutter.

Materials

  • Properties, Processes of manufacture
  • Hardwoods, softwood, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Thermo-set and thermo-plastics. Shaping, joining, and finishing combining materials.

Year 11 Areas of study

The students have to complete an externally set Controlled Assessment Task set by the examination board. This consists of an A3 folder of fifteen specific design pages and a fully functioning practical outcome. The Controlled Assessment task folder is worth 30% and the Practical outcome is also worth 30% of the final GCSE mark.

The folder consists of initial research and investigation work leading to the development of a range of design ideas. A chosen idea is then developed improved and refined into a final design solution.

Year 11 also provides opportunities to review Year 10 learning and prepare students for the 40% written GCSE examination through focused active revision.

Useful Web Links –

http://www.wjec.co.uk/

http://www.technologystudent.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/resistantmaterials/

D&T: Systems & Control

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Year 10 Areas of study

  • Computer aided design and manufacturing.
  • The use of PIC Logicator, Pro/Desktop, Crocodile clips, 2D Design and the setup and use of several CAD / CAM machines including the Laser Cutter and Vinyl cutter.

Electronic Systems

  • Understanding digital and analogue circuits. Designing and building electronic systems. Using transistors, Monostable, Astable, logic gates, and PIC circuits. Industrial processes are used to manufacture circuits and all associated calculations are covered so students can analyse and understand a wide range of Micro and Nano digital electronics.

Computer Control

  • Understanding systems that are controlled by computers and dedicated microprocessors called PIC chips, modelling such systems using flowcharts and basic programming language.  Use PIC Logicator / PICAXE to test and download a variety of control programs into real life situations.

Mechanical Systems

  • Designing and building mechanical systems, such as pulleys, gears, levers and linkages. Students will investigate a range of machines and solve mechanical problems while learning all associated calculations required.

Design & Technology in Society

  • A study is made of current designers working in this exciting field.  Designers such as Shigeru Miyamoto (Software game designer) and James Dyson (Product Design and Inventor)

Year 11 Areas of study

The students have to complete a focused Controlled Assessment Task set by the examination board. This consists of an A3 folder of fifteen specific design pages and a fully functioning practical outcome. The folder is worth 30% and the Practical outcome is also worth 30% of the final GCSE mark.

The folder consists of initial research and investigation work leading to the development of a range of design ideas. A chosen idea is then developed improved and refined into a final design solution.

Year 11 also provides opportunities to review Year 10 learning and prepare students for the 40% written GCSE examination through focused active revision.

Useful Web Links –

http://www.wjec.co.uk/

http://www.14-19nw.org.uk/course/view.php?id=345

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/qualification-resources.html?subject=DesignandTechnology&level=GCSE

http://www.technologystudent.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/systemscontrol/

D&T: Textiles Technology

Year 10 Areas of study

Controlled Assessment Task (CAT)

  • Research a given design brief of their chosen focus area (fashion, interior, accessories and theatrical products)
  • Communicate ideas through their designs
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  • Plan work schedules
  • Match materials and components
  • Evaluate design and make process

Knowledge of Materials and Components

  • Processes of fibres into fabrics.
  • Construction methods.
  • Smart and Modern Materials.
  • Finishing Processes.

Tools and Equipment

  • Select and use tools, equipment and processes effectively.

Construction Processes

  • Construction within a range of areas focussing on fashion, interior, accessories and theatrical products.

Health and Safety

  • Risk assessment
  • Personal and group safety
  • Storage & safe use of materials

Industrial Processes

  • Quantities of manufacture
  • CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacture).
  • Quality control of products designed and manufactured.

Sustainability and Legislative issues

  • Look at the world we live in and consider the needs of future generations.
  • Develop an understanding of legislative issues and standards as they affect their designing and making in their chosen focus area.

Other designers/practitioners

  • Knowing and understanding the work of other designers and/or practitioners within the world of Textiles Technology.

Year 11 Areas of study

The students have to complete a focused Controlled Assessment Task set by the examination board. This consists of an A3 folder of fifteen specific design pages and a fully functioning practical outcome. The folder is worth 30% and the Practical outcome is also worth 30% of the final GCSE mark.

The folder consists of initial research and investigation work leading to the development of a range of design ideas. A chosen idea is then developed improved and refined into a final design solution.

Year 11 also provides opportunities to review Year 10 learning and prepare students for the 40% written GCSE examination through focused active revision.

Useful Web Links –

http://www.wjec.co.uk/

http://www.14-19nw.org.uk/course/view.php?id=247

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/qualification-resources.html?subject=DesignandTechnology&level=GCSE

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/textiles/

https://textiles4u.wikispaces.com/Useful+websites




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