Design & Technology

Why is the subject important?

Think about your average morning and the products you use, from the bed you wake up in, to the cup that contains your first drink of the day, to the vehicle that transports you to school. Someone has designed and manufactured those products to solve a design problem and hopefully make our lives better. This is what Design and Technology is all about and it gives young people the knowledge, skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed world and to harness the benefits of technology. Design and Technology also consists of food and nutrition, which teaches the students about the benefits of a healthy diet and gives them the skills to be able to cook tasty, nutritious dishes from scratch, which is one of the most important skills for a healthy life. Design and Technology is an extensive subject and during year 7 and 8 the students will learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative with ingredients and to make creative use of a variety of resources including digital technologies, to improve the world around them.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • Transition
  • Mastering the basics of cooking
  • Pac Man
  • Seasonality Cooking
  • Sweet Shop Logo
  • Waste not want not
  • Sweet Dispenser

Career Links

Careers – Career pathways in Structural engineer, Environmental health officer, Health and Safety Inspector, Structural/Civil Engineer Pastry Chef Quality Controller Dietitian, Commis Chef Graphic Designer, Joiner

Employability skills – Teamwork, problem solving, practical skills, communication, creativity, attention to detail, applied use of maths and science, evaluation and analysis.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your ability to plan, design, manufacture and evaluate combined with a basic understanding of Health and safety, sustainability, materials, tools/equipment and nutrition and CAD. Each assessment will be a combination of skill-based tasks combined with various methods of determining your knowledge of specific areas of design and technology.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Formula Pine Challenge (STEM)
  • Food Safety
  • Passive Speaker
  • Multicultural Food
  • Smart Architecture
  • Eatwell Guide
  • Iteration and evaluation

Career Links

Careers – Career pathways in Engineering, Environmental health officer, Sous chef, Commis Chef Structural Engineer, Product Designer, Aerospace Engineer, Food Product Developer, Dietitian, Quality Controller, Architectural Technician, Games Developer, Architect, Industrial designer.

Employability skills –Teamwork, problem solving, practical skills, planning, communication, creativity, attention to detail, applied use of maths and science, evaluation and analysis.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your ability to plan, design, manufacture and evaluate combined with a basic understanding of Branding, Specifications, Function of ingredients, programming and CAD.  Each assessment will be a combination of skill-based tasks combined with various methods of determining your knowledge of these specific areas of design and technology.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • AC1.1 describe the structure of the hospitality and catering industry
  • AC1.2 analyse job requirements within the hospitality and catering industry
  • AC1.3 describe working conditions of different job roles across the hospitality and catering industry
  • AC1.4 explain factors affecting the success of hospitality and catering providers.
  • AC2.1 describe the operation of the kitchen
  • AC2.2 describe the operation of front of house
  • AC2.3 explain how hospitality and catering provision meet customer requirements
  • AC3.1 describe personal safety responsibilities in the workplace AC3.2 identify risks to personal safety in hospitality and catering
  • AC3.3 recommend personal safety control measures for hospitality and catering provision
  • AC4.1 describe food related causes of ill health
  • AC4.2 describe the role and responsibilities of the Environmental Health Officer (EHO)
  • AC4.3 describe food safety legislation
  • AC4.4 describe common types of food poisoning
  • AC4.5 describe the symptoms of food induced ill health
  • AC5.1 review options for hospitality and catering provision
  • AC5.2 recommend options for hospitality 10-25 11%-28% provision

Career Links

Year 9

Careers – Career pathways in Service staff, front of house, restaurant manager, Sommelier, Waiting staff, Executive chef, Head chef, Sous chef, Chef de partie, kitchen porter, commis chef

Employability skills – Use of ICT, Problem solving, resilience, multitasking, practical skills, risk assessment and safety, planning, communication, creativity, attention to detail, applied use of maths and science, evaluation and analysis, independence and self motivation.

Year 10

Careers – Career pathways in Service staff, front of house, restaurant manager, Sommelier, Waiting staff, Executive chef, Head chef, Sous chef, Chef de partie, kitchen porter, commis chef

Employability skills – Use of ICT, resilience, multitasking, Problem solving, practical skills, risk assessment and safety, planning, communication, creativity, attention to detail, applied use of maths and science, evaluation and analysis, independence and self motivation.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed on two units:

Unit 1 The Hospitality and Catering Industry (externally assessed)

Unit 2 Hospitality and Catering in Action (internally assessed and moderated by the exam board)

Which examination board am I following?

Exam Board: WJEC CBAC

Specification: Hospitality and catering level 1/2 award (601/7703/2)

Website: https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/hospitality-and-catering/hospitality-and-catering-level-1-2-award.html

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Unit R105 – Design briefs, design specifications and user requirements
    • LO1 – Understand the design cycle and the relationship between design briefs and design specifications.
    • LO2 – Understand the requirements of design specifications for the development of a new product
    • LO3 – Know about the wider influences on the design of new products
  • Unit R106 –Product analysis and research
    • LO1- Know how commercial production methods, quality and legislation impact on the design of products and components.
    • LO2 – Be able to research existing products
    • LO3 – Be able to analyse an existing product through disassembly
  • Unit R107 – Developing and presenting engineering designs
    • LO1 – Be able to generate design proposals using a range of techniques
    • LO2 – Know how to develop designs using engineering drawing techniques and annotation.
    • LO3 – Be able to use CAD software and techniques to produce and communicate design proposals.
  • Unit R108 – 3D Design Realisation
    • LO1 Know how to plan the making of a prototype
    • LO2 Understand the safe working practices used when making a prototype
    • LO3 Be able to produce a prototype
    • LO4 Be able to evaluate the success of a prototype

Career Links

Year 9

Careers – Career pathways in Engineering, Structural engineer, Environmental Engineer, Product designer, Aerospace engineer, Buyer, Product manager, Quality controller, Architect, Industrial designer, CAD Engineer

Employability skills – Use of ICT (CAD), Problem solving, practical skills, risk assessment and safety, planning, communication, creativity, attention to detail, applied use of maths and science, evaluation and analysis, independence and self motivation.

Year 10

Careers – Career pathways in Engineering, HVAC engineer, construction manager, Environmental Engineer, Product designer, Aerospace engineer, Car Designer, Quality controller, Architect, Industrial designer, CAD Engineer

Employability skills – Use of ICT, Problem solving, practical skills, risk assessment and safety, planning, communication, creativity, attention to detail, applied use of maths and science, evaluation and analysis, independence and self motivation.

How will I be assessed?

The learners are externally assessed for one unit (R105 Design briefs, design specifications and user requirements) with the remaining 3 units being assessed within school and moderated by the exam board.

Which examination board am I following?

Exam Board: OCR

Specification: Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Engineering Design

Website: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/engineering-design-level-1-2-award-certificate-j831-j841/

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

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