DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
Head of Dept and Teacher of Resistant Materials: Mr G Pritchard
Teacher of Textiles: Mrs T Thomas
Teacher of Graphic Products and Textiles: Miss M Grewal
Teacher of Food Technology: Mrs P Bhachu
In Design and Technology, we aim to develop the skills of designing and making through an engaging and inspiring curriculum. The Design and Technology department encompasses the areas of Resistant Materials, Food Technology, Textiles and Graphic Products. In year 7 and 8 all students engage in an immersive curriculum that allows them to study all of the separate focus areas and develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in each. In year 9 students choose to study one of the 4 curriculum areas they have been studying and follow this through to the completion of their GCSE. Design & Technology is a very popular subject area at Selly Park, our girls enjoy their lessons and many are enthused to extend their learning beyond the classroom. As D&T teachers we gain great satisfaction from seeing the quality of products produced as students increasingly demonstrate creativity and flair.
Design and Technology
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Food Preparation and Nutrition
Key Stage 3
All KS3 girls study 2 hours of D&T per week as part of a carousel between Resistant Materials, Food, Graphics and Textiles. During an average 9-week module they will develop both designing and manufacturing skills. In year 9 pupils opt to study one of the four specialist areas and complete three 12 week modules.
Key Stage 4
OCR GCSE Design and Technology 2017 Onwards
AQA Food Preparation and Nutrition
50% NEA (Non Examination Assessment)
WHY STUDY DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY?
Design and Technology/Food is one of the subjects that all pupils will study up to GCSE level at Selly Park. We make the programme of learning very exciting and relevant to the technological environment.
A GLANCE AT THE SPECIFICATION
Exam 50% – Written Paper (2hours, 100 marks)
This is a single-tiered paper consisting of three Sections:
- Section A will be based on core subject knowledge of the specification content
- Section B will cover all aspects of the Specification Content from their chosen material specialism
- Section C will be based around technical knowledge all questions are compulsory
A single design and make an activity to be developed from a range of Board set contexts.
- Consisting of the development of a made outcome and a concise design folder and/or appropriate ICT evidence.
- These Board Set Contexts will be released in the July of Year 10.
- It is expected that candidates should spend approximately 40 hours on this activity.
- As part of the evidence submitted, candidates should include photographs of the finished outcome as well as photographs at various stages of making.
- Design folder should consist of approximately 20 pages of A3 Paper.