Design & Technology
At KS3 pupils work on a rotation between Graphics, Resistant Materials and Catering. At KS4 Pupils are currently offered the opportunity to study GCSE Graphics, Resistant materials and Catering.
Pupils studying any of the design and technology subjects learn transferable practical skills, engage in problem solving activities and develop resilience. Pupils are able to be creative as well as develop a range of hands-on skills. Pupils at Havant Academy are proud of the practical outcomes that they are able to produce in design and technology.
Ms Morss – Graphics
Ms Seymour – Catering
Ms Hyde – Resistant Materials
Ms Kelly – Technician
Skills, Knowledge, Understanding/Topics covered:
Catering: Pupils learn how to work safely in the kitchen and use the oven and hobs. They develop the independence needed to follow recipes to make a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Pupils develop the knowledge skills and understanding needed to cater for people with different dietary requirements
Graphics: In graphics pupils learn about typography and presentation skills and develop seasonal merchandise.
Resistant Materials: Pupils work in the well-equipped workshop to design and make a key fob. They have the opportunity to use a variety of tools and equipment and keep their completed practical outcome at the end of the rotation.
Catering: Pupils will deepen their knowledge and understanding of food and nutrition. They further develop food preparation and cooking techniques and deepen their knowledge of consumer food and drink choices.
Pupils develop creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently. Pupils recall and apply the principles of The Eatwell plate, energy and nutrients. Pupils adapt and follow recipes using appropriate ingredients and equipment to prepare and cook a range of more complex dishes, demonstrate a wider range of food preparation and cooking techniques, apply the principles of food safety and hygiene.
Graphics: Pupils undertake a project based around card engineering and mechanisms. They complete a series of focus practical tasks to design and make their own pop-up book.
Resistant materials: Pupils have the opportunity to develop their practical skills and use CAD / CAM to design and make their own moving toy.
Catering: Pupils research, prepare and cook a series of sweet and savoury dishes focusing on the development of presentation and the importance of dietary requirements and hygiene. At the end of the unit pupils prepare and serve a buffet style lunch for public consumption.
Graphics: pupils design and develop their very own superhero action figure and learn about marketing and packaging.
Graphics: Pupils build on develop the knowledge skills and understanding taught at KS3. They then begin the controlled assessment task which for 2014/15 is to design and develop a board game and packaging.
Resistant Materials: Pupils build on develop the knowledge skills and understanding taught at KS3. They then begin the controlled assessment task which for 2014/15 is to design and make a child’s toy.
Catering: Pupils build on develop the knowledge skills and understanding taught at KS3. They then complete the first task of their controlled assessment which consists of research, planning, a 3 hour practical assessment and evaluation.
Across all areas of design and technology pupils complete their controlled assessment task which accounts for 60% of their GCSE grade. They undertake a mock exam and prepare for the final written exam which make up 40% of their GCSE grade.
Pupils have to opportunity to enter the ‘Create and Cook’ competition.
Enrichment lessons are offered to KS4 pupils once they have started their controlled assessment to help them to maximise their progress. Key Stage Three Club every Tuesday Lunchtime in E1.
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