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EDUQAS A Level Product Design:

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/design-and-technology/as-a-level/

NCFE Level 1 Food and Cooking

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/qualification-search/ncfe-level-1-certificate-in-food-and-cookery-4286.aspx

AQA Food Preparation

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food/gcse/food-preparation-and-nutrition-8585

New GCSE DT Spec

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

AQA GCSE Graphic Products:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-graphic-products-4550

AQA GCSE Resistant Materials:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-resistant-materials-4560 

AQA GCSE Systems and Control:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-systems-and-control-technology-4565 

Pearson GCSE Textiles:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/art-and-design-2016.html

Key Stage 3

Throughout KS3, students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of material areas via a carousel system.

Students spend between 6 and 12 weeks in any one area.

Year 7

 Resistant Materials

 Sweet dispenser (Basic hand skill and machinery – problem solving)

 Electronics

 LED Card (Introduction to electronics and soldering).

 Graphic Products

 Drawing and presentation techniques, gusset carrier bag project.

 Textiles

 Soft Toys - Introduction to Textiles techniques

 Food

 Healthy Snack foods - salads, scones, breakfast bar, healthy breakfast  muffin, fruit salad, pizza.

 Systems

 Exploring mechanisms through Lego (not all experience this area).

Year 8

Resistant Materials/Electronics

Metal Jewellery casting and light sensing display unit (Pewter casting, introduction to PCBs and plastics)

Graphic Products

Packaging project and single point perspective.

Food

Staple foods - pasta, bread, risotto, savoury crackers, potato rosti.

Textiles

Pencil cases - developing designing techniques, batik, construction methods and machine embroidery.

CAD/CAM

Acrylic holder designed using CAD and made using CAM (Laser cutting machine)

Year 9

Resistant Materials/Electronics

Eco Lamp (Advanced PCB and soldering, CAD/CAM, hand tools)

Graphic Products

More advanced CAD skills. Post-it note holder made from laser-cut acrylic.

Textiles

Drawstring bags inspired by Urban Art.

Nutrition and Skills

Food Science, Butchery and Baking.

Key Stage 4 Syllabus (Outline) - Year 11 only

All students have the opportunity to choose a GSCE Technology subject from the following:- Level 1 Food and Cooking, GSCE Graphic Products, GSCE Textiles, GSCE Resistant Materials, GSCE Systems & Control, GSCE Food Preparation and Nutrition.

GSCE Graphic Products

AQA - 4550

Assessment: - Controlled assessment 60%, Written Paper 40%

The Year 10 course comprises of small practice projects and focussed theory tasks.

The controlled assessment comprises of one project worth 60% of the final exam mark.
The controlled assessment projects will involve researching, analysing, writing specifications, designing and making a final card or paper-based product.

The written paper tests the knowledge of materials and processes.

GSCE Textiles

Pearson.

Students in Year 10 and Year 11 are taught a broad range of skills through the delivery of workshops and projects that promote the use research, investigation and creativity. These cover everything from fashion Design and garment construction, digital textiles and fabric design, soft furnishings and stitched or embellished textiles. Drawing is a key element to the course, from initial visual research, recording from primary and secondary sources, through to the translation of ideas into finished designs. Students will experiment with drawings, quick sketches, view finders, fashion illustrations, models, paper pattern development, photographs, CAD and painted/printed/stitched practical work. A number to trips are organised at points throughout the year to help students gather inspiration.

We follow the Edexcel exam board syllabus for Fashion and Textile Design where students work towards one thematic response coursework project, a mock exam taken and a final external assessment. Students complete a sketchbook portfolio alongside each project and create a final piece at the end, which are assessed at the end of Year 11. At the end of the year students create a display of their work in the form of an exhibition to celebrate their achievements.

GSCE Resistant Materials

AQA - 4560

Assessment: -  Coursework 60%, Written Paper 40%

Practical skills and related theory is taught through a topic approach.

The controlled assessment comprises of one project worth 60% of the final exam mark.
The coursework projects will involve researching, analysing, writing specifications, designing and making a range of products.

The written paper tests the knowledge of materials and processes.

GSCE Systems & Control

AQA - 4565

Assessment: -  Coursework 60%, Written Paper 40%

Practical skills and related theory is taught through a topic approach.

The controlled assessment comprises of one project worth 60% of the final exam mark.
The coursework projects will involve researching, analysing, writing specifications, designing and making a range of products.

The written paper tests the knowledge of materials and processes. 

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Catering

This new GCSE consists of two units including 2 controlled assessment tasks and a written exam.

Component 1: Written exam (1 hour 45 Minutes) 50% of GCSE

Component 2: 2 NEA assessment tasks direct by the examination board (1 x 15%, 1 x 35%)

The coursework project will involve researching, analysing, writing specifications, designing and making a practical range of products.

The written paper tests the knowledge of materials and processes and Food Science.

Level 1 Food and Cooking

NCFE

Assessment:- Written exam 25%, 3 assessment portfolios 25% each 

A very practical course, broken down into four units.

Three units each combine practical assessments with a written portfolio. Covering the topics ‘Preparing to Cook’,Understanding Food’ and ‘Plan and Produce Dishes’ in Response to a Brief. The coursework projects will involve researching, planning, preparing, cooking, serving, and evaluating a series of food products .

The final unit is a theory unit, ‘Exploring Balanced Diets’ assessed via a written exam.

Curriculum detail

 

Year 10 Term 1

Year 10 Term 2

Year 10 Term 3

Year 11 Term 1

Year 11 Term 2

Year 11 Term 3

Food and Cooking

Unit 1 Preparing to cook – practical assessment and portfolio

Unit 3 Exploring Balanced Diets – theory and exam

Unit 1 Preparing to cook – practical assessment and portfolio

Unit 2 Understanding Food  – practical assessment and portfolio

Unit 2 Understanding Food  / unit 4 Plan and Produce Dishes’ in Response to a Brief – practical assessment and portfolio

Unit 4 Plan and Produce Dishes’ in Response to a Brief – practical assessment and portfolio

BBC Food Techniques: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/techniques

A LEVEL: Design And Technology: Product Design

product design

EDUQAS

Subject description:
Design and Technology at ‘A’ level allows students the opportunity to exercise their initiative, imagination and resourcefulness in the examination of design problems. It is intended that this course should provide an interesting and stimulating subject for study in the Sixth Form. Whilst the content is not seen primarily as vocational, the knowledge, understanding and skills gained are likely to be of great benefit to candidates pursuing further studies, in their personal lives, and in the world of work.

Units studied:

AS Units

Component 1 – Design & Technology in the 21st Century - Written Paper (2½ hour exam) – 50%

Component 2 – Design and Make Task - Designing and producing a workable solution to a real problem identified by you from a context set by the exam board. (Approx. 40 hours work) – 50%

A Level Units

Component 1 – Design & Technology in the 21st Century - Written Paper (3 hour exam) – 50%

Component 2 – Design and Make Task - Designing and producing a workable solution to a real problem identified by you. (Approx. 80 hours work) – 50%

Post-18 opportunities:

On successful completion of the course the qualification is particularly appropriate for entry into Higher Education, notably design-based courses. It will also give you an advantage if you are considering entering the workplace for the first time.