Pupils will learn how to mark out materials with accuracy and how to assemble a product.Pupils will make a Wooden Block bot and study Textiles to make a bean bag GCSE: GCSE Food and Nutrition: Pupil start their GCSE by developing high level skills in Food and Nutrition.The skill-building projects are particularly useful for those students who may not have had the opportunity to study DT at GCSE, and will as a result be better prepared for the coursework element in Year 2.
Exam question responses are a mixture of short answers, multiple choice, and extended response.
A maths element makes up 15% of the exams: In each of the areas we have well-established links with local retailers such as John Lewis, Cambridge Industrial Design and other local companies.
There are a range of thriving and expanding industries in the UK and abroad including manufacturing, marine, environmental, automotive, aerospace and game design.
Design and Technology is the study of the design, manufacture and evaluation of the products we interact with, our built environment and the clothes we wear.
Architectural models, for examples, focus on the ‘built environment’, with potential projects relating to interior design, film/theatre set design, the redevelopment of a public space such as a skate park, town centre, or a building designed for a specific need.
The emphasis is on researching specific client needs and suitable sites and spaces before designing and creating a high-quality product and other related promotional material.Technology: Students gain a firm understanding of workshop health and safety, new skills are developed in the use of workshop machines and tools.Pupils will apply these new skills to make a wooden sweet machine and a 3D Graphical poster Year 8: Food and Nutrition: Further development of skills with preparing food products, pupils will gain a good understanding of healthy eating and food preparation Technology: Pupils further develop workshops skills and focus on problem solving and testing.Textiles Textile students will research and analyse a range of textile products, experimenting with a variety of practical textile techniques and procedures before applying this to designing and making textile products and other related accessories.Assessment In addition to the Final Major Project, two written exams are taken at the end of the course.To reflect this, you will choose one course to study related to your career aspirations.Year 1: Skill Building Your first year will consist of a range of smaller projects aimed at developing knowledge and understanding of design principles while embedding practical skills such as research, drawing/designing, modelling, use of a range of materials, tools, equipment and workshop machinery in preparation for the final major project in Year 2.We are focused on giving you the tools, knowledge and information you need to become more effective, more experienced and more efficient. And creating a place where you can air your views, ask your questions and so help make a difference to your life and those of your pupils. If you enjoy problem solving, have good analytical skills and like putting theory into practice then a course in electronics or product design could work for you.The new Design and Technology GCSE for first examining in 2019, brings with it a significant change with the requirements of the (contextual challenge) coursework element, now called the non-examined assessment component.The component now accounts for 50% rather than 60% of the overall marks.