Technology

Key Stage 4 Technology

Key Stage 4 students can choose to study the following GCSE courses within the Technology department.

Product Design

Exam Board and Specification

OCR Design and Technology (9-1) – J310

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 10

Graphics

Students complete a Graphics Rocks Project. They will have the opportunity to use hand drawn, Publisher and Photoshop skills to produce a variety of products to promote a band’s tour.

Textiles

Students use hand drawn, Publisher and Photoshop skills to produce a variety of products to develop their Textiles knowledge and skills. Products made include a bag from recycled material and a deck chair for a smart phone.

Engineering

Students make a series of mini projects to develop their skills including soldering, circuit design and hand tools.

Resistant Materials

Students make a series of mini projects to develop their skills including CAD, CNC router, laser cutter and hand tools. Projects include a phone holder and desk tidy.

 

Year 11

Iterative Design Challenge

Students use the iterative design process to create, model and solve a brief from a theme set by the exam board.
The project will focus on the chosen material area, however, students will be allowed to incorporate materials and processes from any material area in technology.
The project will be submitted as an e-portfolio which will include pictures and videos of the final prototype being used and evaluated by the target market.
The project is worth 50% of the GCSE.

The remaining 50% is from the examination that the students will sit in the summer.

 


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Extra-Curricular Opportunities

 

Food and Nutrition

Exam Board and Specification

OCR  GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition (9-1) J309

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 10

Students will complete a range of tasks that provides them with an insight into a range of food preparation and nutrition topics.
Topics include:

  • The relationship between diet and health.
  • Dietary needs of different groups and people.
  • Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Food Source and Supply
  • Food Processing and Production

Year 11

Students will complete a Food Investigation Task which looks at the scientific principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food.

The second project is a Food Preparation Task in which the study the planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food. The project includes a three hour practical exam.


Extra-Curricular Opportunities