KS4 Design and Technology

Examination Board

  • Food Preparation and Nutrition - AQA
  • Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia - OCR

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Homework Expectations

Homework is set to extend and support the learning of the student outside the classroom when appropriate, usually once a week. The homework should consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, this could be in the form of revising at home, producing a mini project, doing a practical task and submitting a picture/report/evaluation.

Information about the course

GCSE AQA Food Preparation and Nutrition
WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) in DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY specialising in Textiles, Materials or Graphics

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia
Pupils will carry out theory and practical lessons to build on and embed their food and nutrition knowledge. Topics include: Preparation and cooking skills, nutrition and health, food science and safety, food choice and origin.
Students will use their creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. You will specialise in one area (textiles, materials or graphics) however you will need study all areas of DT which will enable you to combine materials to make good quality products.
Creative iMedia takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. It will equip students with a range of skills and provide opportunities to develop skills such as research, planning, and reviewing, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. The hands on approach has strong relevance to the way young people use the technology required in creative media.

  • Controlled assessment - 50%
  • NEA 1 – A practical investigation and report
  • NEA 2 – A research, plan, prepare, cook and evaluate project including a 3 hour practical
  • Examination - 50% (Including multiple choice questions)
  • Controlled assessment - 50% (Including making)
  • Examination - 50% (Including multiple choice questions)
Study units such as:
  • 2-D / 3-D Character Design
  • Comic Strip Story Telling
  • Digital Animation
  • Designing a video game concept
  • Creating Digital Graphics
  • Pre-production skills (Exam)

KS3 - Design and Technology

Information about the course

In year 7 and 8 students are on a carousel, rotating between each DT specialism (Food and Nutrition, Fashion and Textiles, Materials and Graphics/i-media).

The aim is provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to access the KS4 courses. This is done through mainly practical lessons which allows their creativity and independent skills to develop.

Subject and Projects
YearFood and NutritionFashion and TextilesMaterials
7Practical Skills and Food SafetyFabric DecorationCoin Collector and Mechanical Toy
8Nutrition – About MeConstruction of a ProductBalancing Toy and Steady Hand Game