Technology

Faculty Leader:

Mrs T Burke

Staff:

Mrs J Foster
Miss N Castle
Mrs S Cooke
Miss G Phillips
Mr C Howarth
Mrs L Cotter

Ethos:

Recognising that Jesus lives in us and through us, therefore developing role models that use their God given gifts and talents to succeed and inspire.

‘I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot, together we can do great things’ (Mother Teresa)

Aims:

  1. We want students to enjoy their Technology lessons throughout their time at Our Lady’s. Students will be encouraged to reach their potential as they develop their knowledge, skills and understanding when creating their ideas into possibilities. Working in collaboration will develop values of respect and willingness to fulfill their talents.
  2. Design Technology provides the opportunity for students to combine problem solving and intellectual thinking to develop practical skills. Students will Identify and respond creatively to design problems either for themselves, the community or the wider world, working as a team or an individual.
  3. The skills within Design Technology are transferable across the whole school curriculum. Throughout the student’s time at Our Lady’s RC High school, they will continually develop their technical language to communicate, enabling them to review products and debate their opinions against form verses function.
  4. Design Technology provides a high quality educational experience for all learners of today so they can help in developing tomorrow.

Year 7 Curriculum:

Food and Nutrition
Basic skills such as weighing measuring, time management, knife skills, use of the oven, etc. in year 7 pupils will make a variety of culinary items such as:
Fresh fruit salad, fruit crumble, scones, mini quiches, cous cous vegetable salad, mini pizzas, mini carrot cakes and fairy cakes.
Design and Technology
Pupils will work with a range of hand tools and machines to develop basic practical skills such as cutting with fretsaws and coping saws, sanding with a belt sander, files and glass paper, drilling with a pillar drill, constructing a product and recognising basic electronics. Pupils will be creative and imaginative when producing designs for their product. 
Textiles
Basic skills such as hand sewing and machine stitches. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop techniques such as: hand stitches, fabric pen, paint, crayon, batik, tie dye and paper transfer. Pupils will apply techniques to an item that they construct.

Year 8 Curriculum: 

Food and Nutrition
Continue to develop their basic skills such as time management, knife skills, use of the oven, hob and grill, presentation of food, dovetailing of recipes, time plans, etc. in year 8 pupils will make a variety of culinary items such as:
Ragu, savoury rice, ratatouille, stuffed pepper, macaroni cheese, bread, spinach, sweet potato and chick pea curry, chicken korma/meat balls and scone based pizza.
Design and Technology
Pupils will develop CAD (Computer Aided Design) skills to create and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) to produce a product.
Textiles
Continue to develop and perfect basic skills such as hand sewing and machine stitches. Pupils will have the opportunity to develop techniques such as: hand stitches, fabric pen, paint, crayon, batik, tie dye and paper transfer. Pupils will apply techniques to an item that they construct.

Year 9 Curriculum:

Pupils will start their studies towards their GCSE/ BTEC Course so they will begin to practice investigations, gain knowledge, understanding to support their skill building to succeed their studies.

• GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
• GCSE Design & Technology
• BTEC Health & Social Care

Follow this link to the Design and Technology Association website to learn more about the importance of studies in this faculty.

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum:

The qualifications we offer are:

Year 11

Year 10

GCSE Product Design

60% Controlled Assessment
Design and Make Activity – 3D Outcome with Portfolio
• AO1 - Investigation into Design Context
• AO2 - Design & Develop (including Modelling)
• AO3 - Making
• AO4 - Testing & Evaluating
• AO5 - Communication
40% Exam
Section A – Preliminary Material Design Task.
Section B – General Subject Knowledge.

GCSE Child Development

Unit 1: Principles of Child Development (40%)

Written Paper: 1½ hours
80 marks (80 UMS)
One paper which will be externally set and marked, targeted at the full range of GCSE grades.
The paper will contain short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from all areas of the specification and will assess the quality of written communication.

Unit 2: Child Study (30%)
Controlled Assessment
60 marks (60 UMS)
One task to be selected from a bank of three tasks set by WJEC, to include investigation and production focusing on a child's development.
Duration: 15 hours to commence in the first half of the course.
Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.

Unit 3: Child Focused Task (30%)
Controlled Assessment
60 marks (60 UMS)
One task to be selected from a bank of two tasks set by WJEC, to include researching, planning, making and evaluating.
Duration: 15 hours to commence in the second half of the course.
Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.

BTEC Health & Social Care

Consists of 4 Units

  1. Unit 1 Human Lifespan and Development (External Exam 1 hrs worth 25%)
  2. Unit 2 The Care Values (Control Assessment worth 25%)
  3. Unit 3 Effective Communication (Control Assessment worth 25%)
  4. Unit 6 The impact of Diet and Nutrition (Control Assessment worth 25%)

GCSE Hospitality and Catering

Consists of 2 Units
Unit 1
60% controlled assessment comprising of 2 tasks
Task 1: to prepare an afternoon tea.
Task 2: to prepare a 2 course meal suitable to serve as a school lunch.

Unit 2
40% written examination

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Component 1 Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition
Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes
50% of qualification

Component 2 Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action
Controlled assessment
Assessment 1 - scientific investigation
Assessment 2 - prepare 3 dishes
50% of the qualification

GCSE Product Design

Product Design Technology is the practice by which new products are designed and produced. Product Design applies technology through imaginative and innovative designs and allows you to produce products with creativity and originality in a variety of practical activities, using a range of materials and techniques.
Careers in Product Design: Product Design is useful for anyone wishing to pursue a career in Design, Architecture, Product Design, Engineering, Graphic Design, Interior Design or Creative Industries.

GCSE Child Development

Child Development is the study of conception and pregnancy, right through to birth and the development and needs of a new born until the age of 5. WJEC, the examining body directs studies around the following areas:

Family and Child:Exploring social background and development. In addition evaluation and responsibilities of parenthood within partnerships and marriage are considered. Exploration of multi-cultural diversity and multi-cultural society enrich this work. In addition students look at legislation in relation to the child and family.
Food and Health:Cultural issues within special diets are considered, in addition to identifying the need for a varied and balanced diet.
Pregnancy:This section includes the need to recognise the importance of pre-planned parenthood. It includes all topics through foetal development, antenatal care, the birth of the baby and post-natal care.
Physical Development:This area refers to all aspects of a child's physical development. Students are to consider how provisions and conditions required for
general healthcare contribute to sustainable development.
Intellectual Development:Here students consider the related cost and safety considerations when evaluating learning aids.
• Social and Emotional Development:All aspects of a child's social and emotional development are considered and studied.

Careers in Child Development:Child Development is useful for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the Care sector, e.g. Nursing; social work, or in Education, e.g. Early Years teaching, becoming a Nursery Nurse/running or managing a nursery, or a range of other related occupations. Due to the research tasks set, research skills and independent learning are developed, which are readily transferable to a range of future studies.In addition to careers, the study of Child Development explores the responsibilities of parenthood and the important role of “Family” in children’s lives.(NB last exam 2018)

BTEC Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care (often abbreviated to HSC or H&SC) is a term that relates to services that are available from health and social care providers. Eg: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Children Nurseries, Health Centre’s and other caring establishments. As a subject discipline, Health and Social Care (H&SC) combines elements of sociology, biology, nutrition, law, and ethics.
Careers in Health and Social Care: Health and Social care is useful for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the following: doctors, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, Paramedics or a range of other related occupations.

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