Key Stage 4

 

KS4

At Key Stage 4, pupils study the new AQA GCSE Design and Technology specification.

The new qualification is modern and relevant, so students can learn about contemporary technologies, materials and processes, as well as established practices.

The new GCSE places greater emphasis on understanding and applying 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.

Year 9

Photoshop Net Packaging

Textile Embroidery cushion

CAD CAM Monster Key tag

Year 10

Point of Sale Display

Live Project /Children’s learning and play

Year 11

NEA  - None exam assessment Task set by AQA.

National GCSE exam at the end of the year.

Revision Support

Websites to access:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

www.technologystudent.com

www.designmuseum.co.uk

www.dtonline.org

Teachers

Mrs M Vadgama- Head of Department

Mr M Conroy

 

At Key Stage 4, pupils study the new AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification.

 Our fresh and exciting GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition specification equips students with an array of culinary techniques, as well as knowledge of nutrition, food traditions and kitchen safety.

Created with help from teachers and subject experts, it will inspire and motivate your students, opening their eyes to a world of career opportunities and giving them the confidence to cook with ingredients from across the globe

Year 9

General Practical Skills & Hygiene and safety

Baking/ Raising agents

Vegetarian cooking & Salad dressings and emulsions

Proteins: meat, fish, eggs, milk, cheese

Year 10    

Preparing and combining choux pastry.

Food Nutrition and food labels

Cultural differences and Special diets

Issues affecting food choices and food preservation

Year 11

NEA - None exam assessment Task set by AQA.

National GCSE exam at the end of the year.

 

Revision Support

www.technologystudent.com

www.licencetocook.org.uk

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eatwell-plate.aspx

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/index.aspx

Teachers

Miss A Mullen