Welcome to Design and Technology

Design and Technology is a subject that engages students in practical and creative problem solving. In terms of developing students for employment, Design and Technology is the most effective subject for nurturing the skills employers look for, for example: creativity, independence, computer/technical literacy, commercial awareness, planning and organising, practical solutions to complex problems, innovation. Design and Technology is an essential part of education, and will help prepare students for a future that revolves around innovation and technology.

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Key Stage 3

The Design and Technology course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the various routes available at Key Stage 4. It also provides an awesome environment for students to learn through practical application, allowing for creative solutions to real, complex problems. Fundamentally, year 7 and 8 projects allow students to access and refine the skills needed to study at KS4.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught, please contact:
a.roper-newman@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

GCSE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (GRAPHICS, PRODUCT DESIGN OR TEXTILES)
The GCSE allows for an 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. This is a new qualification that is modern and relevant, so students can learn about contemporary technologies, materials and processes, as well as established practices. There are 3 distinct pathways you can opt for: Graphics, Textiles, Product Design.

GCSE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (GRAPHICS, PRODUCT DESIGN OR TEXTILES) is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: s.hampshaw@grange.outwood.com

LEVEL 1/2 TECHNICAL AWARD VISUAL COMMUNICATION (GRAPHICS)
These vocational qualifications fulfil entry requirements for academic and vocational study post-16, and will count as equivalent to one GCSE in the Key Stage 4 performance tables.
Technical Awards are practical, vocational qualifications. A single award will be equivalent to a GCSE qualification. With a greater focus on specialist skills, students can concentrate on graphic design and using the computer to create explosive, modern outcomes. Excellent preparation for A-Level. If you really loved the computer graphics and drawing aspects of the KS3 projects, then this is for you.

LEVEL 1/2 TECHNICAL AWARD VISUAL COMMUNICATION (GRAPHICS) is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: a.roper-newman@grange.outwood.com

LEVEL 1/2 TECHNICAL AWARD Materials Technology
These vocational qualifications fulfil entry requirements for academic and vocational study post-16, and will count as equivalent to one GCSE in the Key Stage 4 performance tables.
Technical Awards are practical, vocational qualifications. A single award will be equivalent to a GCSE qualification. With a greater focus on specialist skills, students can concentrate on refining workshop practices to produce beautiful and desirable, modern outcomes. Excellent preparation for A-Level. If you really loved the workshop, practical aspects of the KS3 projects, then this is for you.

LEVEL 1/2 TECHNICAL AWARD Materials Technology is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: g.iley@grange.outwood.com

LEVEL 1/2 TECHNICAL AWARD Fashion and Textiles
These vocational qualifications fulfil entry requirements for academic and vocational study post-16, and will count as equivalent to one GCSE in the Key Stage 4 performance tables.
Technical Awards are practical, vocational qualifications. A single award will be equivalent to a GCSE qualification. With a greater focus on specialist skills, students can concentrate on developing the skills associated with contemporary fashion design. Excellent preparation for A-Level. Excellent preparation for A-Level. If you really loved the textiles, practical aspects of the KS3 projects, then this is for you.

LEVEL 1/2 TECHNICAL AWARD Fashion and Textiles is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: e.english@grange.outwood.com

GCSE FOOD PREPARATION AND NUTRITION
This course in food preparation and nutrition enables learn¬ers to make connections between theory and practice so that they can apply their understanding of food science and nutrition to practical cooking. Food Prep. and Nutrition is a practical subject and therefore students will be required to bring ingredients to each planned practical lesson. This could be as regular as every fortnight.

GCSE FOOD PREPARATION AND NUTRITION is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: l.hammill@grange.outwood.com

CHILD DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 1/2 CERTIFICATE
The course will develop a student’s knowledge and understanding of human needs in a diverse society working in a variety of contexts such as parenthood, pregnancy, diet, health and care of the child, development of the child and support for the parent and child. Through a range of tasks the student will learn a wide range of skills and knowledge relevant and transferable to other settings. This course will provide a solid foundation for progression to further Heath and Social Care studies.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 1/2 CERTIFICATE is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: e.english@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 5

A-Level Design and Technology – Product Design
Design and technology is part of everyday life and is constantly evolving. This qualification focuses on developing practical skills within a particular material area, allowing students to manufacture high quality outcomes. They’ll learn about commercial processes and careers in related industries, as well as developing core transferable skills, such as collaboration and communication.

Design and Technology – Product Design is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: a.roper-newman@grange.outwood.com

A level Art and Design Textiles – AQA
Students will produce practical and critical/contextual work in in at least one of the following areas; fashion design, fashion textiles, costume design, digital textiles, printed and/or dyed fabrics and materials, domestic textiles, wallpaper, interior design, constructed textiles, art textiles and installed textiles.

A level Art and Design Textiles – AQA is assessed in the following way:

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*8 questions will be provided by the exam board in February, students will select one and will have three months to prepare for the 15 hours of supervised time in which they will create a final outcome. 96 marks 40% of the grade.
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: e.english@grange.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Design and Technology

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.