If you choose to study any of the D&T courses at KS4, you will experience working in different disciplines and learn a wide range of design and practical skills. Students can choose from: Food & Nutrition, Product Design and Textiles.
Specification GCSE (9-1) WJEC Eduqas Course Description As part of this three year GCSE course, students complete the Jamie Oliver BTEC Level 2 in Home Cooking skills.
Ms B Hewitt – Head of Department - Teacher of Product Design and Graphics BA (Hons) Graphic Design Mrs N Lahiffe – Teacher of Food Technology & Textiles Technology BA (Hons) Multi Media Textiles Ms L Fraser - Teacher of Textiles BA (Hons) Art in the Community with a specialism in Printed Textiles Ms S Clarke (Technician) Ms J Melmoth (Food/Textiles technician) In Design and Technology we encourage pupils to combine creative thinking with practical and technological skills to design and make products or systems that meet human needs.
We provide opportunities for pupils to create practical solutions and to actively develop products that improve the quality of life for one person or for many.
Computer Aided Design, (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM- our laser cutting machine) are used throughout the course. Therefore, in order to help develop students’ curiosity and inventiveness for new products we encourage students to: Specification: AQA 4570 Course Description Textiles Technology is essentially a practical subject, in which students will learn how to design and make, using creativity and originality.
Students are also involved in creating the packaging, labelling and instructions as part of the complete product design proposal. There is one tier of assessment covering grades A*-G. Pupils will use a variety of materials, techniques and processes in order to plan, make and evaluate their own textiles garments.
To further enrich student’s involvement in Design & Technology, we offer a number of extra-curricular activities during lunchtimes and after school.
These range from clubs, coursework catch-up and drop in sessions in food, product design and textiles.
Design and technology promotes pupils’ intellectual and practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues.
Pupils develop a variety of skills and techniques such as product analysis, information and presentation drawing, computer aided design, (CAD) the use of modelling tools and machines, and computer aided manufacture, (CAM).