Welcome to Design and Technology

Design and Technology is a subject that engages students in practical and creative problem solving. In terms of developing students for employment, Design and Technology is the most effective subject for nurturing the skills employers look for, for example: creativity, independence, computer/technical literacy, commercial awareness, planning and organising, practical solutions to complex problems, innovation. Design and Technology is an essential part of education, and will help prepare students for a future that revolves around innovation and technology.

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Key Stage 3

The Design and Technology course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the various routes available at Key Stage 4. It also provides an awesome environment for students to learn through practical application, allowing for creative solutions to real, complex problems. Fundamentally, year 7 and 8 projects allow students to access and refine the skills needed to study at KS4.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact: a.roper-newman@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

GCSE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (GRAPHICS, PRODUCT DESIGN OR TEXTILES)
The GCSE allows for an iterative design processes. Students will use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. This is a new qualification that is modern and relevant, so students can learn about contemporary technologies, materials and processes, as well as established practices. There are 3 distinct pathways you can opt for: Graphics, Textiles, Product Design.

GCSE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (GRAPHICS, PRODUCT DESIGN OR TEXTILES) is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact a.roper-newman@grange.outwood.com

WJEC Level 1/2 in Hospitality and Catering

Students are set a ‘design brief’ where they must research, design and make their own food products. They work with a range of ingredients and have the opportunity to use a variety of kitchen equipment such as food processors, pasta machines and blenders etc. Students will develop their understanding of food safety, nutrition, menu planning and the catering industry. The students present their work in a portfolio which showcases their design ideas and the photographic evidence of their making.

WJEC EXAM BOARD

Unit 1 – Written paper worth 40%
Unit 2 – Design and Making Practice worth 60% based on folder work and practical work.
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact l.hammill@grange.outwood.com

BTEC Engineering Tech Award

The UK is regarded as a world leader in engineering, which covers a wide range of exciting and rapidly developing areas such as renewable energy, space, low carbon, aerospace, automotive, agri-food and bioscience. People with engineering skills are always in demand. Between 2010 and 2020, engineering companies are projected to have 2.74 million job openings.

In engineering students will complete three units of work, two will be internally assessed and then moderated accounting for 75% of the marks the third unit students will complete a portfolio of work following a set assignment from the exam board this is worth 25%.

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact s.hampshaw@grange.outwood.com

CHILD DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 1/2 CERTIFICATE

The course will develop a student’s knowledge and understanding of human needs in a diverse society working in a variety of contexts such as parenthood, pregnancy, diet, health and care of the child, development of the child and support for the parent and child. Through a range of tasks the student will learn a wide range of skills and knowledge relevant and transferable to other settings. This course will provide a solid foundation for progression to further Heath and Social Care studies.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 1/2 CERTIFICATE is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: e.english@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 5

A-Level Design and Technology – Product Design
Design and technology is part of everyday life and is constantly evolving. This qualification focuses on developing practical skills within a particular material area, allowing students to manufacture high quality outcomes. They’ll learn about commercial processes and careers in related industries, as well as developing core transferable skills, such as collaboration and communication.

Design and Technology – Product Design is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: a.roper-newman@grange.outwood.com

NQF Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

These vocational qualifications give learners the opportunity to explore the Health and Social Care sector through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, these vocational qualifications provide level 2 learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the sector. Student complete a controlled assessment unit (Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs) worth 50% and an exam unit (Human Lifespan Development) also worth 50%. Students must successfully pass both unit to pass the course.

NQF Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: l.field@grange.outwood.com

A level Art and Design Textiles – AQA

Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work in in at least one of the following areas; fashion design, fashion textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles, art textiles and installed textiles.

A level Art and Design Textiles – AQA is assessed in the following way:

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8 questions will be provided by the exam board in February, students will select one and will have three months to prepare for the 15 hours of supervised time in which they will create a final outcome. 96 marks 40% of the grade.
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: e.english@grange.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Design and Technology

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