Design & Technology

Design & Technology

Resistant Materials/Graphics/Electronics

Design Technology is a modern, forward looking subject, which aims to utilise up-to-date technologies and practical activities to solve the design problems of today, as well as to engineer, design and create the designed world we will live in tomorrow.

Technology has progressed enormously over the past 50 years and is clearly set to continue doing so. From developing materials that can be mass produced into complex shapes, to designing a more sustainable way of living, all of our lives are intricately affected by the vision, innovation and skills of designers, architects and engineers.

Designing is an intelligent activity, which involves considering a wide range of external factors, such as existing designs and designers, aesthetics, ergonomics, sustainability, costs, health and safety, materials, processes, structural integrity and consumer demand.

Design itself comes in many guises and the ability to draw upon areas such as maths, science, technology, communication and art play a crucial role.

KS3 students will have the opportunity to work in a range of Design Technology specialisms using a module rotation system to experience Resistant Materials, Graphics and Electronics.

GCSE students will have the opportunity to work with a range of materials in a couple of design and make projects in preparation for their main GCSE controlled assessment project.

Design Technology suits students who are genuinely curious and interested in the designed world around them and who wish progress to Architecture, Engineering or Design degrees.

Catering & Textiles

Catering is a subject that interests and excites a lot of students at Havant Academy. It requires students to use a wide variety of skills that branch off from their studies in other areas of Design Technology, students work both theoretically and practically to cook a range of dishes that vary in skills level.

Catering encourages students to be creative, it allows individuals to make independent decisions and also allows students to experiment and try new things. Throughout Key Stage 3 students learn the basics. This involves; developing their food knowledge using the Eat Well Guide, understanding kitchen health and safety requirements and learning basic cooking skills.

Into Key Stage 4 students build on all the skills and knowledge taught in Key Stage 3 and are also introduced to the world of Hospitality. The hospitality industry links both back of house (preparation and cooking) with front of house (greeting, serving and hosting) and allows students to identify a huge range of job opportunities for when they progress into further education upon leaving the Academy.


YR7

Sep 3rd – Nov 19th

Nov 19th – Feb 4th

Feb 4th – May 7th

May 7th – Jul21st

CATERING

Introduction to kitchen safety, food hygiene and learning basic preperation skills.




 

TEXTILES

An introduction into textiles, students will identify an assortment of fabrics and learn about fibres and how clothing is made. Students will learn how to make bean bags and practice sewing techniques.
 

GRAPHICS

Presentation and communication techniques, packaging project.





 

CATERING

Introduction to kitchen safety, food hygiene and learning basic preperation skills.




 

RESISTANT MATERIALS

Elastic plastic working with arcylic: keyring and small storage device.




 

RESISTANT MATERIALS

Elastic plastic working with arcylic: keyring and small storage device.




 

TEXTILES

An introduction into textiles, students will identify an assortment of fabrics and learn about fibres and how clothing is made. Students will learn how to make bean bags and practice sewing techniques.

GRAPHICS

Presentation and communication techniques, packaging project.




 

 

 

YR8

Sep 3rd – Nov 19th

Nov 19th – Feb 4th

Feb 4th – May 7th

May 7th – Jul21st

RESISTANT MATERIALS

Wooden box project learning to mark, cut and assemble





 

CATERING

'Making Fast Food Healthier'. Thisproject looks at Chinese cuisine and the differences between British and Chinese food culture. Students will attempt cooking a collection of dishes linked to chinese take out.                     

ELECTRONICS

Bedroom alarm, latching inputs and outputs. learning to solder.




 

TEXTILES

An introduction into textiles, students will identify an assortment of fabrics and learn about fibres and how clothing is made. Students will learn how to make bean bags and practice sewing techniques.

CATERING

'Making Fast Food Healthier'. Thisproject looks at Chinese cuisine and the differences between British and Chinese food culture. Students will attempt cooking a collection of dishes linked to chinese take out.                     

 

RESISTANT MATERIALS

Wooden box project learning to mark, cut and assemble







 

TEXTILES

An introduction into textiles, students will identify an assortment of fabrics and learn about fibres and how clothing is made. Students will learn how to make bean bags and practice sewing techniques.

 

ELECTRONICS

Bedroom alarm, latching inputs and outputs. learning to solder.






 

 

 

YR9

Sep 3rd – Nov 19th

Nov 19th – Feb 4th

Feb 4th – May 7th

May 7th – Jul21st

CATERING

'Developing Skills' - students will build and develop on the skills they produced in their year 7 and 8 rotations. They will focus on dough making and various pastrys.  

 

ELECTRONICS

Developing component knowledge. mp3 amplifier
project.




 

RESISTANT MATERIALS 

Sustainability. manufacturing with resue, recycle and rethink in mind





 

TEXTILES

An introduction into textiles, students will indetify an assortment of fabrics and learn about fibres and how clothing is made. Students will learn how to make bean bags and practice sewing techniques.
 

ELECTRONICS

Developing component knowledge. mp3 amplifier project.



 

CATERING  

'Developing Skills' - students will build and develop on the skills they produced in their year 7 and 8 rotations. They will focus on dough making and various pastrys.  
 

TEXTILES

An introduction into textiles, students will indetify an assortment of fabrics and learn about fibres and how clothing is made. Students will learn how to make bean bags and practice sewing techniques.

RESISTANT MATERIALS

Sustainability. manufacturing with resue, recycle and rethink in mind




 

 

 

 


Yr 10

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY GCSE

  HOSPITALITY AND CATERING BTEC

Pewter casting project: Introduction to metalwork, casting and designing for making with cam laser cutter

UNIT 1  HOSPITALITY AND CATERING INDUSTRY
                                                          
AC4.1 Know how food can cause ill health. 

 AC1.1 Hospitality Providers and types of establishments.

AC1.2 Analyse job requirements within the Hospitality and Catering Industry.

 AC1.3: Describe working conditions of different job roles across the Hospitality/Catering Industry.

AC1.4 Explain factors affecting the success of Hospitality and Catering Providers

Mock NEA project: preparing for the real GCSE. responding to a brief to design for a client

AC4.3 Describe food safety legislation.

    AC2.2 Operations of front and back of house.

AC2.3 Explain how the Hospitality Catering provision meet customer requirements.

Begin NEA assessment: responding to a brief set research objective, understanding the brief.

UNIT 2  HOSPITALITY AND CATERING IN ACTION

AC 1.1 Describe the functions of nutrients in the human body

AC1.2 Compare the nutritional needs of specific groups



Year 11

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY GCSE

  HOSPITALITY AND CATERING BTEC

NEA assessment: writing a specification generating ideas development

AC 1.3 Explain the characteristics of unsatisfactory nutritional intake

AC 1.4 Explain how cooking methods impact on nutritional value

AC 2.1 Explain factors to consider when proposing dishes for menus 

Proposal of dishes to cook – Analysis x 2

AC 2.2 Explain how dishes on a menu address environmental issues

AC 2.3 Explain how dishes on a menu meet customer needs

Modelling, planning manufacture evaluation

Indepth: Time plan inc special points              Revision of UNIT 1         

ASSESSMENT WRITE UP: All of unit 2 needs to be written in accordance with chosen brief scenario.

 

ASSESSMENT WRITE UP: All of unit 2 needs to be written in accordance with chosen breif scenario.Revision of UNIT 1 and PC based exam.