Design and Technology
Design and Technology, D & T, is taught in a range of specialist rooms that include practical workshops and graphic/ICT rooms. Pupils have access to a wide range of materials and equipment to realise their designs including CNC machinery.
In Years 8 and 9 all pupils have 1 hour of D & T a week and during this time they will design and make a range of different products including puzzles, windmills, electronic alarms and pop up cards. Pupils are encouraged to problem solve and become more independent learners as they move across the key stage.
Beyond Key Stage 3 our students can continue their studies at GCSE in Graphics or Resistant Materials.
Learning to cook is a life skill which students should find both useful and enjoyable. In Food Technology students will be taught healthy eating, nutrition and how to prepare healthy nutritious dishes.
Students will receive I hour lessons every week for the first three years at school. Boys and girls are taught to cook in mixed ability groups of twenty. Parents are asked to supply ingredients every fortnight as students take home the food that they cooked at the end of the day.
Food technology is taught as part of the Design and Technology group of National Curriculum subjects. Students will learn to design new recipes, plan their practical work as flowcharts, make the food and then evaluate it. In Year 7 they do a savoury scone/mini pizza project, pasta sauces in Year 8 and international foods, pastry and cakes in Year 9. In Key Stage 4 students can study GCSE Catering.