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. Duncalfe – Head of Design Technology

Key Stage 4

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering

Exam Board – Pearson
QAN Code – 603/0829/1
Method of Assessment – 40% Exam 60% Coursework

The BTEC Tech Award in Engineering covers a large range of topics through a portfolio of work that is added to throughout the two year course. Learners who choose this course will study different areas of engineering, engineering design and look at depth into engineered products. Students will apply knowledge and technical skills to a range of tasks in order to develop their confidence in an engineering environment.
Students will be assessed in through two elements of coursework both worth 30% of the final grade and two exams. One of the exams focusses on re-engineering a product and the other has a focus on investigating an experiment which links to an engineering problem. These two exams make up the remaining 40% of the qualification.

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr. D. Duncalfe – Head of Design Technology

WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering

Exam BoardWJEC
QAN Code – 60177032
Method of Assessment – 40% Exam 60% Coursework

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

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mr. D. Duncalfe – Head of Design Technology

Enrichment Opportunities for Design Technology

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