Design & Technology

The department is compiled of three teaching staff and two technicians. The department has two workshops for wood and metal work and also has a fully functioning catering kitchen for catering and hospitality.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The Design Technology course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access a range of academic and vocational courses in Key Stage 4. Throughout Key Stage 3 students study Design and Technology for two hours per week. Students complete a range of projects in all material areas and develop a wide range of skills; these include designing, problem solving, communication, working independently and as part of a team. All projects are built around specific areas of the design process.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact: Mr. D. Wilson-Wardle – Head of Technologies Faculty

Key Stage 4

Material Technology Technical Award – AQA
The AQA Material Technology Technical Award 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 to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr. Wilson-Wardle – Head of Technologies Faculty

BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Engineering (QN 60047884)

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Engineering comprises core units that underpin the knowledge and skills that are valued in the engineering sector. One core unit focusses on essential knowledge, and the other core unit focuses on applying essential vocational skills.

Unit 1: The Engineering World
Unit 2: Investigating an Engineering Product
Unit 7: Machining Techniques

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr. Wilson-Wardle – Head of Technologies Faculty

WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering (QN 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

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr. Wilson-Wardle – Head of Technologies Faculty

Enrichment Opportunities for Design Technology

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.