Food and Nutrition and Design & Technology are taught on a rotational basis to enable all students to experience a range of Technology disciplines
Artists studied include Georgina Luck, Orla Kiely & Sarah Graham
Artists studied include Francoise Nielly & Shephard Fairey
Further develop their observational skills by carrying out a mini ‘skills’ project exploring ‘Natural form’ in the winter term explore the theme of ‘Disguise’ and learn how to record their observations, experiment with a range of media and ideas, evaluate their work as it progresses and be influenced by a range of inspiring artists.
Artists studied include Any Warhol, Andreas Matus & Graham Holland
In Year 9 students learn the basics of Photography; learning how to take high quality photographs and using Photoshop to further enhance their work.
Students create work around the theme of ‘Skills’ and ‘My World’ and are encouraged to photograph ‘their world’ as the project progresses.
KS3 Students complete a range of exciting projects in year 7 and 8 which incorporate different materials and processes with a focus on designing, making, evaluating and technical knowledge.
Students are taught about where materials come from and how they impact on the environment, we challenge them to consider more sustainable choices and aim to develop confidence both practically and theoretically and most importantly feel inspired by the subject.
In year 9 students are taught more technical knowledge and are introduced to more processes. We aim to further deepen the love of the subject by introducing more independent design projects allowing students to experiment with a variety of materials on products designed by them.
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.
This 3 year course is made up of:
The two-year course is made up of:
During Y10 and Y11 students begin to work towards the GCSE qualification. This includes being taught and assessed to the exam board specification.
Students are required to complete an NEA (Non Exam Assessment) which is worth 50% of the qualification and a 2 hour exam at the end of Y11 also worth 50%.
The NEA is an individual project based on an exam board title which changes each year, students are required to demonstrate research, design, making and evaluation skills.
The 2 hour exam is a mixture of multiple choice, short and extended questions taken from the content within the specification.