Technology

Faculty Leader:

Mrs T Burke

Staff:

Miss N Castle
Mrs T Langan
Miss H Morson
Miss G Phillips
Miss L Cotter (Tech)

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:

 

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 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

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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