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Design and Technology

The Design and Technology suites comprise two food rooms, one textiles room, one electronics workshop, two resistant materials workshops , a wood preparation area , work display area and from September 2010 the east wing quadrangle where a number of garden design activities will take place.

KS3 – The department operates a condensed KS3 with each student completing six modules over a two year period. All students will complete projects within Electronics and Control, Food, Resistant Materials and Textiles during their time in the department.

KS4 – GCSE and equivalent pathways

The department currently offer:

• Catering, Food, Resistant Materials, Textiles and Garden Design/Construction to year nine students.
• Catering, Food, Resistant Materials , Textiles and Decorative Painting to year ten students

And

• Catering, Food, Resistant Materials , Textiles and Furniture/Wood Craft to year eleven students
• Other opportunities in interior design, metal craft, sculpture and many more will be available in the next few years.

Statement of Work

Catering

How will the course be assessed and what qualifications can you expect to gain?

The course will be broken down into two sections. All students will complete a foundation year (Culinary Skills) which will lead to two level 2 QCF qualifications (GCSE grade 'B' equivalent). This will be followed by a two year course in Catering. During this time students will work towards a GCSE qualification.

The foundation course will be assessed by practical skills based coursework.

The two year Catering course is broken down into two sections:

1. You will have two practical examinations (the only exam students actually seem to enjoy taking!) where you will create under exam conditions a range of culinary delights (worth 60%)
2. You will sit a theory exam (worth 40%)

Food

How will the course be assessed and what qualifications can you expect to gain?

The course will be broken down into two sections. All students will complete a foundation year (Culinary Skills) which will lead to two level 2 QCF qualifications (GCSE grade 'B' equivalent). This will be followed by a two year modular course in Food Technology. During this time students will work towards a GCSE qualification. Those showing particular aptitude for the subject will be supported in pursuing a level 3 QCF(AS equivalent).

The foundation course will be assessed by practical skills based coursework, as will the level 3 QCF.

The two year Food technology course is broken down into four modules. Two are assessed through written exams and two through coursework assessment. The coursework is worth 60% of the overall grade, the written papers 40%.
Resistant Materials

How will the course be assessed and what qualifications can you expect to gain?

The course will be broken down into two sections. All students will complete a foundation year (blacksmithing or furniture) which will lead to two level 2 QCF qualifications (GCSE grade 'B' equivalent). This will be followed by a two year modular course in resistant materials. During this time students will work towards a GCSE qualification. Those showing particular aptitude for the subject will be supported in pursuing a level 3 QCF (AS equivalent).

The foundation course will be assessed by practical skills based coursework, as will the level 3 QCF.

The two year Resistant Materials course is broken down into four modules. Two are assessed through written exams and two through coursework assessment. The coursework is worth 60% of the overall grade, the written papers 40%.
Textiles

How will the course be assessed and what qualifications can you expect to gain?

The course will be broken down into two sections. All students will complete a foundation year (Soft furnishings) which will lead to two level 2 QCF qualifications (GCSE grade 'B' equivalent). This will be followed by a two year modular course in Textiles. During this time students will work towards a GCSE qualification. Those showing particular aptitude for the subject will be supported in pursuing a level 3 QCF (AS equivalent).

The foundation course will be assessed by practical skills based coursework, as will the level 3 QCF.

The two year Textiles course is broken down into four modules. Two are assessed through written exams and two through coursework assessment. The coursework is worth 60% of the overall grade, the written papers 40%.

NCFE Creative Crafts (NQF level 2 Extended /QCF level 2)

Creative Crafts is a new, largely practical and versatile option.

Students can undertake a variety of craft courses leading to NQF (National Qualifications Framework) extended level 2 or QCF level 2 qualifications.

We have a fantastic opportunity over the next few years to base a number of activities around garden design. This may also include courses in Construction, metal sculpture, wood craft, decorative finishing and horticulture.

How will the course be assessed and what qualifications can I expect to gain?

The course will be broken down into yearly sections. Each section will lead to a level 2 QCF(half GCSE Grade 'B' equivalent) or extended level 2 NQF (Full GCSE grade 'B' equivalent) qualification. It will be possible for students to gain up to three GCSE equivalent qualifications over the three years.

Extended day activities (Homework)

Exam Clinic – Thursday 3 p.m. onward

This session is open to KS4 students who would like to extend their learning, need help with an aspect of their work or would simply like some extra time to complete assignments.

Model Railway Club – Wednesdays -twice a month 3 p.m. onward

Bishop Perowne Model Railway Club has been in existence since 2007 and is open to all students. We are currently working on the construction of a period scale model of Worcester's third station; 'Henwick' on the line from Worcester to Hereford, Malvern and Bromyard.

We would be delighted to welcome new members especially from our new year seven.

Extended Learning Opportunities.

Key Stage 3

At times in the year when specific work has not been set for students to do at home they will be expected to improve their work by making use of the 'How To Improve' comments made by their teacher. They should also use the time to ensure that assignments are up-to-date and ready for assessment.

Key Stage 4

As well as the expectations laid out for KS3 students should use the time to further their knowledge and understanding of the subject. This could be by further reading around a topic, watching some of the many good programmes currently available on television and various forms of i-player or attending the exam clinic where they will have opportunity to further their practical skills.

Curriculum Overview

DT Yrs 7-11

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