Technology and Art

Mrs Dunnington – Head of Faculty
Mrs Arnold – Deputy Headteacher, Teacher of Food & Nutrition
Mrs Noel – Teacher of Art
Ms Hickman – Teacher of Art
Mr Gately – Teacher of Computer Science
Mr Ali – Teacher of Computer Science and Food & Nutrition 
Mrs Ball – Teacher of Food and Nutrition
Mr Acton – Art Technician

Key Stage 3

Students study:

  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Design and Technology

Art

Year 7

Students will:

  • study the formal elements in Art & Design
  • develop drawing and painting skills
  • learn about the work of artists and designers
  • experiment with a variety of materials and techniques in 2D and 3D.

Artists studied include George Seurat, Georgina Luck, Lucy Sparrow & Surrealist Artists.

Year 8

Students will:

  • explore self-identity

Artists studies include mixed-media artists Andrea Matus, Alexander Calder and Kimmy Cantrell. 

Computer Science

Year 7

Students will:

  • study e-safety
  • the basics of computer operation using Cloud-based software and networks
  • become competent in the use of Google Docs
  • develop basic skills in programming and photography manipulation.

Year 8 

Students will:

  • gain an extended knowledge of computing topics
  • learn about network types and security, Python programming, the CPU, hardware and storage devices, logic gates, file compression and binary. 

Food and Nutrition

Year 7 

Students will:

  • work with a variety of scientific equipment and interesting ingredients
  • learn about food safety and hygiene and healthy eating
  • the scientific properties of food
  • the nutritional needs of different age groups
  • make a variety of healthy dishes.

Year 8

Students will:

  • focus is on ‘food science’ and the production of food for a global economy
  • make food such as meringues, to explore sugar structures, and custard, to experience how starch can adapt to save lives in bulletproof vests
  • learn about the chemistry of food, sports nutrition and the production of food in farming.

Design and Technology

Students will:

  • research designers to make a lamp
  • use recycled materials
  • use CAD
  • develop 3D products

Key Stage 4

Art and Design

Unit 1

In Year 9 and 10 students focus on developing their skills, creating work around a chosen theme and building up a portfolio of work which is worth 60% of their overall grade.

Unit 2

In Year 11, students complete a final unit of work and undertake the controlled assessment which is worth 40% of their overall grade.

Food and Nutrition

Year 10

Students will:

  • develop their practical skills
  • study commodities
  • understand nutritional needs
  • investigate the science behind practical tasks

Year 11 

Assessment

Students complete two Non-Exam Assessments (NEAs) worth 50%
Exam worth 50%

Non-Exam Assessment - 1

The first Non-Exam Assessment is worth 15% and focuses on a food science experiment.

Non-Exam Assessment - 2

The second Non-Exam Assessment is worth 35% and gives students the opportunity to design and make three sophisticated dishes using higher level skills.

Computer Science

Assessment

  • Two examinations worth 80%
  • Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) 20%

Examinations

Paper 1- Designed to test a student's knowledge of computational thinking and programming.

Paper 2-  is based on the student's understanding of how computers work.

Non-Exam Assessment

Completed in Year 11, the non-exam assessment requires the students to work towards a working solution based on a scenario set by the exam board.

Photography

Assessment

The two-year course is made up of:

  • 60% coursework on a specific theme
  • 40% controlled assessment
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Manchester M43 6QD
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