Technology

Key Stage 5 Technology

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

Fashion and Textiles

Exam Board and Specification

OCR A level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles (H405)

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 12

Fashion and Textiles focuses on a range of different fashion and textiles products, along with their applications and analysis, in respect of:

  • Materials, components, process and trends and their selection and use
  • The selection and use of the above in industrial and commercially viable products and practices.
  • Identifying requirements
  • Learning from existing products and practice
  • Implications of wider issues
  • Design thinking and communication
  • Material and component considerations
  • Technical understanding
  • Manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Viability of design solutions
  • Health and safety.

Year 13

Iterative Design Project

Central to this this non-examined assessment is the requirement for students to understand and apply processes of iterative designing in their design and technology practice: exploring needs, creating solutions and evaluating how well the needs have been met.

Students identify an engaging and challenging context of their own choice that offers design opportunity or problem to respond to in the development of a design solution. They create a chronological portfolio of evidence in real-time as they design, make and evaluate the project according to the iterative processes of explore, create and evaluate.

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


Extra-Curricular Opportunities

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Product Design

Exam Board and Specification

OCR A level Design and Technology: Product Design (H406)

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 12

Product Design focuses on consumer products and applications and their analysis in respect of:

  • Materials, components, process and their selection and uses in products and/or systems
  • The selection and use of the above in industrial commercially viable products and practices.
  • Identifying requirements
  • Learning from existing products and practice
  • Implications of wider issues
  • Design thinking and communication
  • Material and component considerations
  • Technical understanding
  • Manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Viability of design solutions
  • Health and safety.

Year 13

Iterative Design Project

Central to this this non-examined assessment is the requirement for students to understand and apply processes of iterative designing in their design and technology practice: exploring needs, creating solutions and evaluating how well the needs have been met.

Students identify an engaging and challenging context of their own choice that offers design opportunity or problem to respond to in the development of a design solution. They create a chronological portfolio of evidence in real-time as they design, make and evaluate the project according to the iterative processes of explore, create and evaluate.

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.


Extra-Curricular Opportunities