Design & Technology

Key Stage 3

Throughout Key Stage 3 students study Design and Technology for two hours per week. One hour in Product design and the other in food. Students complete a wide range of projects in all material areas. Throughout the projects students develop a wide range of skills; these include designing, problem solving, communication, working independently and as part of a team to manufacture a complete and effective end product.

Key Stage 4

Resistant Materials GCSEAQA (QAN code 50046093)

GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials helps students develop the ability to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. Students develop their knowledge of woods, metals, plastics and composite materials. Other materials may also be used and the use of new technologies is also encouraged. This course has 60 per cent controlled assessment in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.

Further reading and information on the curriculum content studied can be found at:
Resistant Materials GCSE

WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering (QAN code 60177032)

The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering provides learners with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment.

The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering is made up of two mandatory units:

Unit 1: The Hospitality and Catering Industry
Unit 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action

Further reading and information on the curriculum content studied can be found at:
Hospitality & Catering – WJEC

Hospitality & Catering GCSEWJEC (QAN code 5004462X)

The current GCSE Hospitality and Catering specification offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and extend their skills within hospitality and catering in a vocational context. It is a suitable qualification for those who want a broad background in this area and for those who wish to progress to further education. It will offer valuable preparation for those entering the world of work.

The specification encourages the investigation and study of hospitality and catering in a variety of contexts and uses a range of assessment techniques to enable students to respond through practical and investigative work.

Further reading and information on the curriculum content studied can be found at:
Hospitality & Catering – WJEC

Departmental Staff

Mr. R. Tracey – Teacher of Design Technology
Mr. D. Duncalfe – Teacher of Design Technology
Mrs. C. Walls – Teacher of Food Technology