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“It is not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and, yes, beauty to people’s lives.” Don Norman
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
In Year 7 students will gain experience of investigating materials across food ingredients, fabrics and fibres, electronics and all form of resistant materials, ie card, boards, plastics, woods and metals. Students learn to draw accurately to communication design, focusing on measurement and creating unique nets of their own creation in the shape of an animal.
In Year 8 students will build on their prior knowledge and undertake more challenging tasks across fundamental 3d design skills incorporating challenge and accuracy. Students take on the design and production of a 3 dimensional speaker.
In Food Studies, students will work in the kitchen to gain confidence in their core cooking and baking skills whilst gaining knowledge of balanced diets and health and safety issues.
In Year 9 students will hone their modelling and design skills, ready for their 3d Design GCSE option. Focusing on a clear theme, students will investigate related artists and create a bespoke 3d piece, in line with their findings and interests. Exploration of materials and experimentation with equipment is the foundation of Year 9.
In Food Studies, students will continue to develop high level practical skills whilst looking in more detail at the hospitality industry as a whole. They will be encouraged to consider a client when creating dishes and discussing accommodation and catering outlets.
YEAR 10 & 11
Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering
The Eduqas Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering is a brilliant look into an industry that at some point will employ many young people. The course has two units. Unit 1 is Catering based looking at nutrition, cooking methods and practical skills and makes the basis of the controlled assessment element. Unit 2 looks at the structure, job roles and working responsibilities of people in the hospitality industry and is tested through the end of Year 11 summer exam.
What you will study?
· All elements of food hygiene and safety.
· The factors effecting food choice.
· Environmental issues surrounding the catering industry.
· Balancing food consumption and a healthy lifestyle for individual groups of people.
· Planning and preparing a two course meal in response to a given brief.
· The types of accommodation and facilities within hospitality providers.
· Rating systems and types of contracts.
· Job roles in both front and back of house hospitality teams.
Unit 1: Catering (controlled assessment)
In Unit 1 we look at how we respond to a brief and entwine excellent hygiene and practical skills into this. We learn how to construct and execute a two course menu from scratch in a given time slot and how to adapt recipes to make the outcomes more supportive of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Topics such as environmental issues, client food choice and the effects of cooking on nutrients is all tested in this section.
Unit 2: Hospitality (external exam)
In Unit 2 we look more at the hospitality industry as a whole: job roles, types of establishments and working contracts. Within this we will explore what makes a 5* hotel superior to others, what responsibilities fall under what job description and how customers select different accommodations and locations to suit their exact needs. We will continue some practical elements looking more at suitability for different types of service styles and customer dynamic.
Child Development: (OCR, J818)
This specification helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of child development issues in a diverse society and enables them to work in a variety of contexts. The two tasks for the controlled assessment provide a choice of a wide variety of topics and account for 50% of the overall marks. There is also a written exam which makes up the other 50%.
Whilst this course is intended to introduce students to the overall needs and development of young children, it includes related aspects of home, food, family, health and other socially appropriate issues.
What will you study?
Students will study, research and evaluate topics such as family, birth and care of the baby, children’s developmental stages, plus types and benefits of play.
Whilst a large percentage of the syllabus requires factual knowledge, research and application, it is essential that all students following this course have regular contact with a child who is under five years of age in order to complete the child study task.
For the Child Study, students will be required to plan two activities to carry out with the child and observe that young child in the child’s home environment.
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