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Design & Technology Overview

Technology compromises of many elements and the focus at The Derby High School is Resistant Materials and Food Technology. Technology is immensely important as our students will be better equipped for the future if they are able to take a concept to a design through to a manufactured product whilst developing an array of skills. The focus of the UK is to get back to ‘making’ so that our country is a lead player in exporting as well as importing and The Derby High School we aim to develop the future designers and manufacturers.

 

Staffing

Mr G. Craig - BSc (Hons) Sports Technology Head of Design & Technology
Mrs L. Camara - BSc (Hons) Design and Technology Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Mrs S. Livesley - BA (Hons) Crafts, Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Textiles Teacher of Design & Technology
Mr L. Karov - BA (Hons) Physical Education Technology Technician

 

What do we study?

Year 7

 

 

 

Discover pupils’ existing skills in Design & Technology and for pupils to gain confidence in Product Design through the design, development and making of a themed chocolate mould and toddlers pull toy.

 

Pupils will choose a client or target market for their product, then investigate the subject through various activities, working their way through the design process creating a design portfolio. Students will then manufacture their own product that is based on their design portfolio.

 

 

Year 8

 

Pupils’ build upon existing skills learnt in Design & Technology in Y7 gaining confidence in Product Design through the design, development and making of a storage box of their choice (money box, jewellery box, key holder etc etc), cast a key ring and mobile holder.

 

Pupils will choose a client or target market for their product, then investigate the subject through various activities, working their way through the design process creating a design portfolio. Students will then manufacture their own product that is based on their design portfolio.

 

 

Year 9

 

Pupils’ build upon existing skills learnt in Design & Technology in Y8 and prepare them self for the possible GCSE option made in year 9. Pupils gaining confidence in Product Design through the design, development and making of a curved & laminated storage unit of their choice (money box, jewellery box, key holder).

 

Pupils will choose a client or target market for their product, then investigate the subject through various activities, working their way through an extended design process creating a more detailed design portfolio. Students will then manufacture their own product that is based on their design portfolio.

 

 

Year 10 (GCSE)

 

Pupils’ build upon existing skills learnt in Design & Technology in Y9. Pupils gaining confidence in Product Design through the design, development and making of a curved & laminated child’s bedroom chair inspired by Charles & Ray Eames.

 

Pupils are given a broad target market for their product, then investigate the subject through various activities, working their way through key parts of the design process creating a slim line design portfolio which will be used as evidence of modelling in their GCSE portfolio. Students will then manufacture their own product that is based on their design portfolio.

 

 

Year 11 (GCSE)

 

Show casing pupils skills and confidence in Product Design through the design, development and making of a student selected design brief chosen from a short list decided by the exam board.

 

Pupils select a target market for their chosen brief, and then investigate the subject matter through various activities, working their way through a detailed design process creating a comprehensive design & research portfolio. Students will then manufacture their own product that is based on their design portfolio.

 

 

 

GSCE Components

40% Unit 1: Exam - This is sat at the end of Y11 and is worth 40% of the students overall grade. The Exam consists of a range of design and make questions similar to that of which students cover in Unit 2.

60% Unit 2: Controlled assessment - The controlled assessment consists of a design and make task where pupils have to create a design and research folder for a pre-selected product (worth 31% of their final grade), then are to manufacture this product in a range of available materials(worth 29% of their final grade)

 


Food Preparation and Nutrition Overview

A practical based subject. To develop pupils cookery skills and knowledge to hopeful lead them to a healthy adult life.

 

Staffing

Mrs D. Brigham - BSc (Hons) Food Management Head of Food & Nutrition
Mrs K. Green Technician

 

What do we study?

Year 7

Hygiene and safety, Basic practical cookery skills, Healthy eating

Year 8

Health and safety, Nutrition, Sustainability, Life skills

Year 9

Food poisoning, Food manufacturing, Multicultural cookery, Cake making methods

Year 10 (GCSE)

Hygiene certificate, Special diets, Function of ingredients, Preservation of food, Junior Master Chef Competition

Year 11 (GCSE)

Exam preparation, Controlled assessment – Childhood obesity

 

GCSE Components

40% Exam

60% Controlled assessment

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