Design & Technology

Introduction

Design and Technology, at Key Stage 3, is an exciting interactive subject that integrates students of all levels and
abilities through a varied range of projects and activities. Both boys and girls will work, at times, as part of a group
whilst also developing individual skills in all areas of the subject in their own project. In years 7, 8 and 9, all students are taught one double period of Design and Technology each week.

Each student will cover the area of Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Textiles, Electronics and Food Technology. Over the course of the three years all students undergo a range of projects which cover a range of designing and technological skills which fully prepare the students for GCSE Design Technology, GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition and GCSE Media Studies.

Projects include traditional metalworking and woodworking based experiences whilst also focusing on the new computer based facilities at times to give a fine balance between the old and the new. Practical skills are complemented by theory knowledge of the five Technology areas which should give a sound all-round approach to problem solving in the future years.

KS3

The following projects are included in the programme that we are currently following:

(New facilities incorporated into the department over the Summer will allow us to integrate Electronics into the KS3 rotation, starting September 2018)

YEAR 7:
Resistant Materials:
 Desk Tidy
Graphic Products: Pop Up
Textiles: Ugly Dolls Hand Sewing
Food Studies: Kitchen Skills and Hygiene and Safety


YEAR 8:
Resistant Materials:
 Maze Game
Graphic Products: Movie Madness
Textiles: Sustainable Bag For Life
Food Studies: Sustainability and Nutrition


YEAR 9:
Resistant Materials:
 Clock
Graphic Products: Blister Packaging
Textiles: Street Art E-Textiles LED Cap
Food Studies: Food preparation and Nutrition Skills and Techniques

KS4

KS5

Qualifications

KS4

Qualification

Examining Body

GCSE Design Technology

AQA

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

AQA

GCSE Media Studies

AQA

 

KS5

Qualification

Examining Body

A level Art and Design Graphic Communication

AQA

 

Enrichment Activities

Design Technology offer a variety of extra-curricular activities after school, giving students the opportunity to develop their skills in allow areas.

Clubs that are on offer are:

  • Cooking Club
  • Lego Club
  • Graphics Club
  • Bicycle Repair Club
  • GCSE catch up Sessions

Trips

  • Skills Show at NEC
  • Textiles V& A Museum
  • Sky
  • France Residental (Food Studies)
  • Mars Enterprise Challenge

Competitions

  • Junior Masterchef
  • Future Chef
  • Mars Enterprise Challenge

Facilities

The following facilities are available to our students:

  • Lasercutter (October 2018)
  • 3D Printing (October 2018)
  • Electronics Station
  • New Food room Facilities (September 2018)
  • Two Computer Suites
  • Specialist classroom facilities for Graphics/Textiles/Resistant Materials/Electronics and Food Studies

Staff

Miss D Horn

Head of Design Technology & Food Specialist - danielle.horn@slougheton.com

Mr R Samuel

Deputy Head of Design Technology & DT Specialist

Mr J Johns

Deputy Head of Year 10 & Resistant Materials Specialist

Mr A Hassan

Graphics Specialist

Mrs R Sihra

Food and Textiles Technician

Mr I Hebden

DT Technician