Subject Template - D&T

Subject/s

Design & Technology

Graphic Design

Food Preparation & Nutrition  

Curriculum Leader

Mrs Kerri Robbins

Teaching Staff

Mrs K Robbins: Curriculum Leader Design & Technology

Mrs J Winship: Teacher of Design & Technology / PSHCE

Mr B Savage: Teacher of Design & Technology

Mrs S Smith: Teacher of Food Preparation & Nutrition

Mr J Tierney: Technical support  

 

KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Exam Board and Course

GCSE

AQA Design & Technology

NCFE Graphic Design

Eduqas Food preparation & Nutrition

 

A level

AQA Product Design

 

 

Course Breakdown

GCSE

AQA Design & Technology

Unit 1

What's assessed

Core technical principles

Specialist technical principles

·         Designing and making principles

How it's assessed

·         Written exam: 2 hours

·         100 marks

·         50% of GCSE

Questions

Section A – Core technical principles (20 marks)

A mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions assessing a breadth of technical knowledge and understanding.

Section B – Specialist technical principles (30 marks)

Several short answer questions (2–5 marks) and one extended response to assess a more in depth knowledge of technical principles.

Section C – Designing and making principles (50 marks)

A mixture of short answer and extended response questions

NEA – Non exam assessment

What's assessed

Practical application of:

·         Core technical principles

·         Specialist technical principles

·         Designing and making principles

How it's assessed

·         Non-exam assessment (NEA): 30–35 hours approx

·         100 marks

·         50% of GCSE

Task(s)

·         Substantial design and make task

·         Assessment criteria:

o    Identifying and investigating design possibilities

o    Producing a design brief and specification

o    Generating design ideas

o    Developing design ideas

o    Realising design ideas

o    Analysing & evaluating

Food Preparation & Nutrition 50% of alification

This component will consist of two sections both containing

compulsory questions and will assess the six areas of

content as listed in the specified GCSE content.

Section A: questions based on stimulus material.

Section B: structured, short and extended response questions

to assess content related to food preparation and nutrition.

Component 2: Food Preparation and Assessment 1: The Food Investigation Assessment

A scientific food investigation which will assess the learner's knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to scientific

principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food. :

Assessment 2: The Food Preparation Assessment

Prepare, cook and present a menu which assesses the learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the

planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food.

These assessments will be based on a choice of tasks released by WJEC annually.

 

 

NCFE Graphic design

Unit 01 Introduction to graphic design (T/615/3956)

Unit summary

Learners will develop an understanding of the components of graphic

design. They will do this by working with physical and/or digital materials and techniques. The learner will be introduced to graphic design components through personal experimental work.

Guided learning hours 30

Level 2

Mandatory/optional Mandatory

Graded Yes

Internally/externally

assessed

Internally and externally assessed

 

Unit 02 Graphic design practice (A/615/3957)

Unit summary

Learners will explore design disciplines, examine the work of recognised

designers and use their understanding of design components to identify successful design practice. They will choose one discipline, select some work by a recognised designer in that discipline and create their own piece

of graphic design, taking inspiration from their research and using components found in the work of their chosen designer.

Guided learning hours 30

Level 2

Mandatory/optional Mandatory

Graded Yes

Internally/externally

assessed

Internally and externally assessed

Unit 03 Responding to a graphic design brief (F/615/3958)

Unit summary

Learners will analyse the requirement of a graphic design brief. They will understand the requirements and develop some possible ideas to meet the brief. The learner will further develop an idea and present their final

graphic design. Finally, the learner will analyse their work and review how they have met the brief.

Guided learning hours 30

Level 2

Mandatory/optional Mandatory

Graded Yes

Internally/externally

assessed

Internally and externally assessed

 

Unit 04 Graphic design portfolio (J/615/3959)

Unit summary

Learners will explore working in the graphic design industry, by looking at different ways to present work to understand different types of portfolio.

They will then design and create their own portfolio and review how the portfolio presents their skills as a graphic designer.

Guided learning hours 30

Level 2

Mandatory/optional Mandatory

Graded Yes

Internally/Externally

Assessed

Internally assessed

 

External assessment

Each learner is required to undertake an external assessment.

External assessments are set and marked by NCFE. The assessment assesses learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills from across all units of the qualification.

The external assessment will take place towards the end of the qualification after these units have been taught.

 

The external assessment for this qualification consists of 1 exam. A high level of control applies.

The external assessment is as follows:

 Practical exam – 10 hours invigilated external assessment.

The external assessment must be done under timed external assessment conditions

 

 

KS5

Paper 1 per 1

What's assessed

Technical principles

How it's assessed

• Written exam: 2 hours and 30 minutes

• 120 marks

• 30% of A-level

Questions

Mixture of short answer and extended response.

Paper 2

What's assessed

Designing and making principles

How it's assessed

• Written exam: 1 hour and 30 minutes

• 80 marks

• 20% of A-level

Questions

Mixture of short answer and extended response questions.

Section A:

• Product Analysis: 30 marks

• Up to 6 short answer questions based on visual stimulus of product(s).

Section B:

• Commercial manufacture: 50 marks

• Mixture of short and extended response questions

 

NEA – Non examined assessment

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

What's assessed

Practical application of technical principles, designing and making principles.

How it's assessed

• Substantial design and make project

• 100 marks

• 50% of A-level

Evidence

Written or digital design portfolio and photographic evidence of final prototype.

 

 

 

Number of Lessons Per Week

KS3 1 HOUR

KS4 3 HOURS

Revision

GCSE POD

www.technologystudents.co.uk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Food nutrition and preparation / Design &Technology

Links to the NEA, theory and maths content are found on the learning platform for Design technology. There is a link for learning mats of materials properties

 

Extra-curricular

Year 11 and KS5 after school intervention

 

Competitions

Year 9 competition. Design Ventura - the students work in teams to compete in a national design competition. This year 13,000 students have entered. The students have been set the brief of designing a product that helps with everyday problems. If the students make the final, they will be invited to pitch their idea to a panel of designers in London. The winning product idea will be developed, manufactured and sold in The Design Museum shop in London. We believe this is a fantastic opportunity for the students to understand how 'real' designers work
September – December.

Year 8 - Actuation sequence challenge.
As a team the year 8 students compete to produce an actuation sequence. They have to base their design on a chosen theme and include the four main movements. Reciprocating, linear, oscillating and rotary. The competition runs throughout the year and prizes will be given to winning team

KS5 – annual trip to Warwick University. Students have a chance to listen to a range of famous designers, see their work and hear their career experiences

 

External competitions

Product in a tin

http://www.julieboyd.co.uk/my-competitions-events-/product-in-a-tin-compe.html - The deadline for this competition is August 2020

Keep a look on this site for challenges and competitions

https://tv.data.org.uk/Projects-and-Challenges