DT incl Hospitality and Catering, Engineering and Food Preparation and Nutrition Key Stage 4
In Design Technology we want all students to learn a wide range of practical skills from working with wood, fabric, plastic, ICT and food. They will learn the ability to problem-solve independently. Students will have an awareness of how design impacts the environment and the cultures we live in. They will learn how to design for a purpose and use these skills in real life.
Sequencing, Setting and Support
Key Stage 4 has 4 areas to study in – Engineering, Textiles, Product Design and Food. Each area starts with a skills project to assess the previous level of learning. Different projects are taught during year 10 to build skill level and design process. Year 11 concentrates on the NEA and revision for exam. It is a 50:50 ratio.
Key Stage 4 are mixed ability groups. All students cover the same technical principles but the level of expectation or mark boundary is assessed accordingly.
At Key Stage 4 the level of expectation or mark boundary is assessed according to target grades. There are varying levels of expectation. More personalised according to passport.
Alive Themes in DT Product Design and Textiles
Assessment in DT Product Design and Textiles
Homework and how Parents/Carers Support Learning
All homework is set on Edulink which is an app and website available to students and parents/carers. Further information and a video about how to find homework on Edulink is available on our Homework page.
These are the principles which underpin our homework.
Key Stage 4 students have research and evaluation work set for homework.
At all key stages, it is important to support students to meet deadlines. This is a skill that is required for GCSE to prevent being overworked and overwhelmed and demonstrates that they are able to manage their time appropriately.