Design & TEchnology

The mission of the department is to equip pupils with the skills and passion to create the future. Our vision is to promote creativity through curiosity and resilience to mould innovative artists and designers. Our values are vision, creativity, problem solving and communication. We want our pupils to be inspired, creative, bold and to create the future.

Learning Journey

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Growth PAthways KS3

Examination (40%)

The exam is set by the exam board and the students will complete this in the January of Year 11.

The exam work is completed in the same format as the controlled assessment.

Controlled Assessment (60%)

The students are given various starting points from which they can build a project. Their project will contain:

  • Develop (AO1)

  • Refine (AO2)

  • Record (AO3)

  • Present (AO4)

The possible starting points include:

  • Project A Human impact on the natural world: global warming, hunting, animal extinction, pollution, destruction of animal habitats and animal testing

  • Project B Great Britain: culture, past and present, architecture and where we live

  • Project C Me, Myself and I: music, food, portrait, hobbies and interests

  • one None Examined Assessment (NEA) worth 50%

  • one exam (50%)

Pupils will study Core principles and then chose to specialise out of the following materials:

  • Textile based materials (textiles)

  • Paper and Boards (graphics)

  • Woods, Polymers and Metals (Resistant Materials)

Component 1:

Principles of food preparation and nutrition. Written examination. 50%

Component 2:

Food preparation and nutrition in action

  • Assessment 1: The food investigation assessment 15% (8 hours)

  • Assessment 2: The food preparation assessment 35% (12 hours) inclusive of 3 hour practical where pupils need to prepare and cook 3 dishes with suitable accompaniments.

Examination (40%)

The exam is set by the exam board and the students will complete this in the January of Year 11.

The exam work is completed in the same format as the controlled assessment.

 
Controlled Assessment (60%)

The students are given various starting points from which they can build a project. Their project will contain:

  • Develop (AO1)

  • Refine (AO2)

  • Record (AO3)

  • Present (AO4)

Accessibility

Open Mornings

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