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KS3 Food Technology

During KS3 Food Technology students cover a wide range of skills that are used in preparing and cooking food including:

  • Using knives, peelers and safety in the kitchen.
  • Washing and drying dishes.
  • Use of hob, grill, oven, microwave, food processor, and blender/juicer.
  • Methods of cooking – boil, fry, grill and bake.
  • Use of picture / word recipes.
  • Evaluating their final result, assess their performance – what went well and not so well.

Practical tasks could include making the following meal / snacks:

  • The importance of health eating.
  • Making hot drinks.
  • Fruit salad.
  • Smoothies.
  • Soups.
  • Bread / Pizza.
  • Curries (part of food around the world).
  • Breakfasts (English, Continental and American).
  • Social skills such as setting the table, polite table manners are developed.

Food Technology Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set based around the work from the lesson, tasks may include: Identifying dangers, developing products, naming equipment and ingredients and evaluation of products.

KS3 Textiles

In textiles, students explore a variety of techniques and topics including colouring fabric, properties and origin of fabric, joining fabric, hand and machine stitching.  Aspects of health and safety are also covered.  They do this through a series of design and make projects, developing and extending their skills in a practical context.

Projects vary depending on the season and the time of year as they are personalised for the different seasons, but they could include:

  • Felt bookmark.
  • Placemat with hand stitching.
  • Mixed media greetings card.
  • Mini bag.
  • Wall hanging using transfer paint and hand stitching.
  • Mixed media book.
  • Stuffed toy.
  • Calico bag using hand dyed fabric and CADCAM techniques for embellishment.
  • Recycled fashion – up-cycling a garment and looking at the ethics of the fashion industry.
  • Mixed media & hot textiles – experimenting with plastics, bondaweb and some of the more unusual aspects of creative textiles, using heat tools safely to create mixed media cards.

Textiles Home Learning

At KS3 we provide Home Learning Booklets which can last for the term. The booklets are designed to reinforce the skills that we have covered during lessons.

KS3 Design Technology

During KS3 students work through a range of projects design to cover different skills and tasks such as using saws to cut a range of wood and plastic, use of bench drills and cordless drills, planes and chisels. KS3 projects include:

  • Plastic Key ring.
  • Coat hook (made from a mixture of plastic, metal and wood).
  • Wooden Box that uses finger joints and lap joints.
  • Picture frame (this uses a mixture of wood and plastic).
  • Automata  (a mechanical toy).
  • Clock (based on a theme that the students choose themselves).

Design Technology Home Learning

Students are given home learning booklets at the start of each of the rotations. Each of the booklets is designed to reinforce the learning that the students have covered in lessons. Tasks include: Identifying dangers, developing products, naming tools and materials and product evaluation.

AQA Entry Level Resistant Materials

Entry Level Resistant Materials 

 

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EL2

EL3

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6

2014

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8

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11

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Entry Level Resistant Materials at KS4 starts with students recapping on the work that they completed during KS3 by working through a health and safety unit. This leads them to other units in which they have to design and make their own products out of wood and plastic. In a lot of case Entry Level Resistant Materials is a good starting point to allow students to develop their skills before moving on to GCSE Resistant Materials.

Entry Level Resistant Materials Home Learning

Students are encourage to complete log books tracking the progress of their making. This is then used to allow the students to discuss their work and suggest ways of improving it. Students are also encouraged to spend time in their work developing their skills.

AQA GCSE Resistant Materials

Students who work on GCSE Resistant Materials have two areas to work on for the course.

Part 1 Coursework (60%)

The students will start by selecting a theme for their project (the themes allow them to be fairly flexible over what they make as a project). The student’s then carry out research into their chosen topic, design their product, model and then make their product and finally evaluate the product suggest any improvements.

Part 2 Exam (40%)

The second part of the course in a two hour exam, during this time the students will answer a range of questions about Resistant Materials. To help students revise for the exam we work through a range of different practical based tasks.

GCSE Resistant Materials

 

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B

C

D

E

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G

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2017* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

* No students entered.

GCSE Resistant Materials Home Learning

Students are encouraged to complete log books tracking the progress of their making. This is then used to provide evidence for their coursework folders. Students are also encouraged to spend time in their work developing their skills and working on their coursework. Towards the exam students are also set exam questions to allow the students to practice before their exam.

AQA Entry Level Electronics & Control Systems

During year 10 & 11 we offer Entry Level Electronic and Control Systems. Students need to complete four units of work. Each of these units are designed to teach the students different areas of electronics. Students are encouraged to personalise their projects adding their own design ideas to the cases so their work is unique to them.

EL Electronics & Systems

 

EL1

EL2

EL3

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*No students entered.

Entry Level Electronics Home Learning

Students will be set project booklets during each of the different topics. These booklets will cover different areas of electronics from circuit design to component recognition.

Edexcel BTEC Construction

In the BTEC Construction course students work through a series of units that enable them to gain a BTEC Level 1 Award, Certificate or Diploma (depending on the number of credits achieved). KS5 students can choose to take the course over two years, the aim is that if they complete the course over two years they will achieve a Level 1 Diploma (Level 1 Certificate if taken in one year).

Units include:

  • DIY Skills (this can include tasks such as assembling flat pack or putting shelves up).
  • Carpentry (making trays and stools).
  • Plumbing (connecting a working sink).
  • Electrical installation (wiring up lights and sockets).
  • Wall papering & painting.

BTEC Construction 

 

EL3

L1 Award

L1 Certificate

L1 Extended Cert

L1 Diploma

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BTEC Construction Home Learning

Students will be set different home learning booklets that are based on the different units of work that are being covered. These include tasks such as identifying dangers and identifying tools and equipment.

Edexcel Home Cooking Skills (Jamie Oliver)

The Jamie Oliver units aim to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy cooking meals at home, developing skills for life. They introduce a range of basic cooking skills and foods, knowledge about sourcing food, transferring skills, kitchen health & safety and the importance of good hygiene are also covered.

Edexcel Home Cooking Skills 

 

Level 1

Level 2

2013

33

7

2014

18

18

2015

35

18

2016

16

9

2017 10 15

 

Home Cooking Skills Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set based around the work from the lesson, tasks may include: research into products, other uses of ingredients and evaluation of products.

 

Acentis Level 2 Food Safety

Students are introduced to the needs, wants and opportunities in the context of hospitality and catering industries. Students understand a range of cooking processes and terminology. Students produce food and drink for a range of events, plan, prepare and serve. Individuals are encouraged to work independently, within a team setting, to create a ‘workplace’ catering environment.

Asentis Level 2 Food Safety

Acentis Level 2 Food Safety

  Level 1 Award
2017 6

Hospitality Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set based around the work from the lesson, tasks may include: researching into food, facilities and places where students may like to eat out.

WJEC Textiles - Entry Level Award in Creative, Media and Performance Studies

Students will complete at least 2 units of work focusing on textiles and printmaking. Students will:

  • Be able to research information and ideas appropriate to textiles and printmaking.
  • Be able to develop and record ideas for textiles and printmaking using appropriate materials, techniques and processes.
  • Be able to produce a final piece for textiles and printmaking,  and present their work in response to a theme.
  • A typical project is printing fabric and making a calico bag in response to a theme they have researched.

Through practical lessons students will explore a wide range of media, tools and techniques and learn to develop these in their own work.

WJEC Entry Level Pathways Textiles

 

Entry Level 2

Entry Level 3

2017 2 2

Textiles Home Learning

At KS3 we provide Home Learning Booklets which can last for 1 to 2 terms depending on the length of the topic.  At KS4 the Home Learning Booklets are for each unit of the exam course.