As a faculty, we are committed to ensuring that all students make good progress throughout all the projects that they participate in within Design and Technology.

To achieve this we believe in supporting all students to achieve their target grades, regardless of what their target grades are. Students work is regularly marked and targets for improvement set. Work is revisited so that students have the opportunity to achieve these targets.

Technology Faculty

NameInitialsE-mailTelephone
Mrs Kirsty BannisterKABkbannister@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.161
Miss Michelle CouplandMCmcoupland@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.161
Mrs Julie IvisonJIjivison@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.127
Mr Jonathan BallJBjeball@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.161
Mr Tim Duffill TTDtduffill@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.105
Mr Karl GibsonKTGkgibson@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.161
Mrs Rachel HinniganRHrhinnigan@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.161
Mrs Andrea LevettAFLalevett@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.127
Miss Laura MastersLMlmasters@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.127
Mrs Stephanie NixonSTNsnixon@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.127
Mrs Gail RobertsGRgroberts@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.127
Ms Ruth Watersrwaters@nunthorpe.co.uk01642 310561 ext.127

Year 6 Transition

In order to excite and captivate our new students to Technology a range of fun activities have been planned. These are aimed at encouraging students to work creatively and as a team to aid their transition into a new school facilitating making new friends. Their tasks will be as follows:

  • Textiles – Students will work in groups to create their own super hero using only basic equipment;
  • Food – Students will be taste testing cookies;
  • Design Technology – Students produce a key ring.

Key stage 3

In the academic year of 2018-2019 all students will experience a wide range of different projects within the different Technology subjects; these include Design Technology and Engineering, Textile Technology and Food Preparation and Nutrition. All students will be taught the basic skills needed to complete projects to high standards, covering areas such as a research, design, modelling, development, planning, making and evaluation. Within a 1 hour session students can expect to follow a variety of different tasks which will help them to develop their understanding of a range of skills, techniques and equipment. This will help students gain a level of independence so that they are able to plan and progress their own work.

Technology is a very practical based subject which enables the students to learn in a variety of different ways. The projects that students are involved in have been tailored to suit all ability levels and cater for a wide range of interests.

All groups are mixed ability.

Timetabling

Students will spend the following amount of time in Design and Technology over a two week cycle:

  • Year 7 = 2 hours;
  • Year 8 = 2 hours;
  • Year 9 = 2 hours.

Students cover a range of projects in Design Technology over the year. Within Textiles Technology and Food Preparation and Nutrition groups are in a carousal system.

Assessment arrangements for Key Stage 3 Design and Technology

All students in Key Stage 3 will be assessed approximately each half term to monitor progress. Each assessment will focus on particular projects, for research, design, planning or evaluation work and practical work. The grades reported will be a combination of marks across the whole faculty.

Timetable of Projects

Year 7

Projects will be timetabled in a variety of different combinations:

D&T Project 1 D&T Project 2 D&T Project 3 D&T Project 4 Food Project 1 Food Project 2 Food Project 3 Food Project 4
Drawing / sketching skills Acrylic/ Aluminium Photo Frame Ball Bearing Game Design and make an Analogue Clock Basic Food Skills – Safety, Hygiene and Equipment The Eatwell Plate Sources of Food – Fruit and Vegetables Design & Make Draw String Bag
Design work Assessment Practical work and evaluation Assessment Research / Design / Practical work / evaluation Assessment Design / Practical work and use of Tech-Soft 2D Design Assessment Food safety Food handling Assessment – food choice, diet and food origins Food handling Assessment Design, make and evaluation

Year 8

Projects will be timetabled in a variety of different combinations:

D&T Project 1 D&T Project 2 D&T Project 3 D&T Project 4 Food Project 1 Food Project 2 Textiles Project
Graphics Unit Electronics – Night Light CAD/CAM– Mobile Phone Holder Design and Make a Mechanical Toy The food we eat – nutrition and healthy eating, dietary diseases The food we eat – packaging and labelling, food issues 1 – Design and make a cushion
Assessment Graphical Skills Assessment Design / Practical work / evaluation Assessment Use of Tech- Soft 2D design, Design and Practical work Assessment Research, Design, Practical work and evaluation. Assessment Food Handling Assessment Food choice, diet and food origins Assessment Design, make and evaluate

Year 9

Projects will be timetabled in a variety of different combinations:

D&T Project 1 D&T Project 2 D&T Project 3 Food Project 1 Food Project 2 Textiles Project
Graphics Unit Packaging Design Tomato Challenge Hygiene and safety. Nutrition and food choice Design and Make – Health Issues, Menu planning Textiles – life skills and a mini practical project
Assessment Graphical Skills Assessment Research, Designing, development and making ability, evaluation skills Modelling, testing and evaluation skills Assessment Food safety, food handling Assessment Food choice, diet and food origins Assessment Designing and Making ability

Projects Costing

A considerable amount of time is spent sourcing the materials for practical work. We believe that a valuable part of the subject is that of materials use, waste, and costing. As a result students will be asked to pay, a representative sum for projects and food practical’s across Technology in one lump sum at the beginning of the year. These are as follows:

  • Key Stage 3 – Year 7 and 8 – £16.00 per year, Year 9 – £14.00 per year
  • Key Stage 4 – One off payment of £20.00 (this does not cover revision guides)

Grade Descriptors

The grade descriptors which will be used at KS3 can be found here.

Scheme of Work

The scheme of work which will be used at KS3 can be found here.

Key stage 4

At Key stage 4 students can opt for one of 6 courses offered within the Technology faculty. The courses including the examination boards and web site addresses offered to students are shown below:

Time Allocation

For all subjects students are allocated 3 hours per week in Year 10 and Year 11.

Assessment Arrangements

  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Engineering

Assessment for the subjects listed above consists of 50% NEA (non – examined assessment), 40% for Engineering. This involves the production of one project over 40 hours for both subjects. This is started in the July of Year 10 and continues until March of the following year in Year 11. The assessment criterion follows the process of analysis of a task, development of ideas, making, testing and evaluation.

A 2 hour exam worth 50% will be taken at the end of the course, 60% for Engineering. Part of the Design Technology exam (15%) will be based on a context students will be notified about before the exam and part on the work which will have been covered throughout the year (25%). For GCSE Engineering, the exam will cover all the theory learned during the 2 year course.

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Task 1 Food investigation (15%) This focuses on researching, investigating and evaluating the properties and characteristics of ingredients (this is a practical task)
Task 2 Food Preparation Assessment (35%) To plan, cook, present and evaluate a range of dishes suitable for a specific target market/ situation e.g teenagers, or foods from the Mediterranean
One written examination (1 hour 45 minutes) worth 50% of the final mark, taken at the end of the course with multiple choice, short and long answer questions from the topics covered and from the coursework project.

Cambridge National Level 2 Child Development

There are 3 Assessment Activities which are be graded Pass, Merit and Distinction

  • Unit 1 – A 1 hour 15 minute written examination worth 40%, taken at the end of the course with short answer questions from the topics covered and coursework project
  • Unit 2 – 3 x Coursework Tasks worth 10% each (30 hours) Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to 5 years
  • Unit 3 – Coursework Task worth 30% (30 hours) Child Study – Understand the development of a child from birth to 5 years

BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care

This course is made up of 2 coursework tasks worth a total of 60% of the final mark. Students will carry out a 2 hour exam which is worth 40% of the course. Students begin working on the Award and upon completion gain the equivalent of a GCSE grade. Students are awarded Pass, Merit or Distinction grades. Students are encouraged to develop independent working on this course.

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering

This course is made up of 2 coursework tasks worth a total of 60% of the final mark. Students will carry out an exam which is made up of two parts and will be completed in two hours for Part 1 and one and a half hours for Part 2, which is worth 40% of the course. Students begin working on the Award and upon completion gain the equivalent of a GCSE grade. Students are awarded Pass, Merit or Distinction grades. Students are encouraged to develop independent working on this course.

Breakdown of Topics

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Year 10 – The Specification is organised into 6 sections –

Food Preparation Skills (Practical Work ) – 12 skills groups show how practical and theory work link together e.g knife skills, use of the cooker and equipment, cooking methods, sauce making, bread making, and raising agents, setting.

Food, Nutrition and Health – Balanced diet, energy needs, special diets

Food Safety – Food spoilage, buying and storing food, preparing and cooking food safely

Food Science – Why food is cooked, cooking methods

Food Provenance – Food and the environment, food production and processing

Food Choice – Sensory evaluations, British and international cuisine, factors affecting food choice Investigating Food Issues Social, Moral, Cultural, Environmental, Health and Sustainability issues

There are two coursework tasks in year 11

Task 1 Food investigation (15%) This is a practical food investigation which may be to investigate which is the best flour in bread or a cake, or raising agents in cakes.

Task 2 Food Preparation Assessment (35%) To plan, cook, present and evaluate a range of dishes (x3) suitable for a specific target market/ situation e.g teenagers, or foods from the Mediterranean in 3 hours

Revision and exam preparation

Design Technology

Term 1
Robotics, Automation and production in Industry and Enterprise, Market pull and technology push, people, society and culture;
Sustainability and the environment, critical evaluation of new and emerging technologies, planned obsolescence, design for maintenance, ethics, the environment;
Renewable and non-renewable resources, systems, types of motion;
Modern materials, smart materials, composite materials, technical textiles, material properties.

Term 2
Functionality, aesthetics, environmental factors, availability, cost, social factors, ethical factors;
Designing: sketching, modelling, testing;
The six Rs: Ecological issues in design and manufacture, properties of materials, modifying properties for a purpose;
Commercially available types and sizes of materials, manufacturing specification/working drawings.

Term 3
Tools, equipment and processes, quality control, how materials are cut shaped and formed to a tolerance, surface treatments and finishes, types of forces and reinforcing materials;
Manipulating materials to resist/work with forces;
Investigate, analyse and evaluate the work of past and present designers/ companies;
Generating imaginative and creative designs;
Using primary and secondary data to understand client and/or user needs.

Year 11 Term 1 will be spent on the NEA.

Term 1

How to write a design brief and specification;
Generating imaginative and creative designs: Isometric and perspective designs;
Exploded diagrams, working drawings, computer-based tools;
Audio and visual recordings, modelling, satisfy the requirements of the brief, functionality, aesthetics, potentially marketable;
Materials are selected based on functionality, cost and availability;
Working accurately;
Cutting, shaping and forming materials to tolerance;
Planning the cutting of materials to minimize waste;
Using measuring and marking out to create and accurate and quality prototype.

Term 2
Preparing a material for a surface finish, applying a surface finish;
Selection of the correct hand tools and machinery, safe use of tools;
Selection and use of specialist techniques. Preparing a material for a surface finish. Applying a surface finish;
How materials can be altered to change their properties;
Scales of production;
Commercial processes.

Mock exams will take place throughout Year 10 & 11.

GCSE Engineering

Year 10

Term 1
Orthographic drawings – 3rd Angle, use of 2D and 3D CAD programmes, understanding engineering drawings;
Using workshop processes including cutting, turning and drilling;
Understanding Quality control methods, follow a production plan.

Term 2
Material Types, polymers, composites, timbers, metals, ceramics, heat treatment of metals;
Materials Testing, tensile strength, extension under strain, stress, strain and Young’s modulus, destructive testing.

Term 3
Systems and Control, understanding input, process, output;
Programming microcontrollers, using sensors;
Controlling systems;
Drawing block diagrams, circuit design, printed circuit boards;
Mechanisms, pneumatics.

Year 11

Term 1
Production of the NEA, casting processes

Term 2
Plastic moulding processes, aerodynamics, what influences design, impact of modern technologies

Term 3
Preparation Units of Study for exam

NCFE Creative Studies Craft (Textiles)

Students select own project based on a mark scheme from NCFE.

Unit 1 Exploring craft and Enterprise Skills
Unit 2 Research and Develop design ideas for craft items
Unit 3 30 hours Craft Task
Unit 4 Produce final craft work

GCSE Engineering

Year 10
Term 1 Introduction to Engineering Drawing Techniques
Materials / Composites
Metal shaping / Joining project
Engineering Processes
Introduction to Coursework project / Research tasks

Term 2 Surface finishes
Coursework / Design & Development

Term 3 Health & Safety
Quality Control & Quality Assurance
New & Smart Material
New technologies
Coursework Mechanisms / Modelling / Specification / Production planning

Year 11

Term 1 Modern Technology and the Environment
Relating Engineering Processes to Specific Products
Coursework Practical

Term 2 Exam Preparation
Coursework Practical / Evaluation & Testing

Term 3 Exam Preparation

Mock exams will be taken throughout Year 10 & 11
Unit 1: External Assessment Materials, Technologies and Design Considerations
Written paper: 1 Hour, 40% of total marks
2 Sections: Product Study & Manufacturing and Materials.

Unit 2: Internal Assessment Designing, Communicating and Manufacturing.
Controlled Assessment: 40 hours, 60% of total mark.

BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care

Assessment is 60% coursework, and graded by a pass, merit or distinction. The 2 units of study are of equal weighting.

Exam is 40% based upon Health and Well Being This is worth the equivalent of 1 GCSE.

Breakdown of components

Students begin the course with a short induction programme explaining BTEC and the expectations of the work.

Component 1
Human Lifespan Development Learners will investigate how, in real situations, human development is affected by different factors and that people deal differently with life events.

Component 2
Health and Social Care Services and Values Learners study and explore practically, health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They also develop skills in applying care values.

Component 3
Health and Well Being is a 2 hour exam. Learners will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators, and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan

BTEC Tech Award in Engineering

Assessment is 60% coursework, and graded by a pass, merit or distinction. The 2 units of study are of equal weighting.
Exam is 40% and is based upon Responding to an Engineering Brief. This is worth the equivalent of 1 GCSE.

Breakdown of components

Students begin the course with a short induction programme explaining BTEC and the expectations of the work.

Grade Descriptors

The grade descriptors which will be used at KS4 can be found here.

Scheme of Work

The scheme of work which will be used at KS4 can be found here.

Key stage 5

The Technology Faculty contributes to 2 courses. Product Design (3-D Design) and BTEC Health & Social Care. Their respective details and website addresses are listed below:

BTEC (level 3) Heath and Social Care

The health and care sector encompasses staff involved in direct care, as well as specialists such as health scientists, technicians, support staff, supervisors and managers. There are employment opportunities in the statutory, private and voluntary provision of care services.

Edexcel’s BTEC Level 3 National Award, Certificates, Diplomas and Extended Diplomas in Health and Social Care are designed to provide progression to a university degree in an appropriate vocational discipline, or – for those working in the sector – to BTEC Higher National qualifications (HNCs and HNDs) or Foundation Degrees, or to employment. Click here for more course information.

BTEC Nationals (Level 3) Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

Students complete the following units to gain the certificate which is equivalent to 1 A Level:-
Unit 1 Human Lifespan Development (Exam Year 12)
Unit 2 Working in Health and Social Care (Exam Year 13)
Unit 5 Meeting Individual in Health and Social Care ( Coursework year 12)
Unit 8 Promoting Public Health (Care and Support Needs, (Coursework year 12
Unit 12 Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs (Coursework Year 13)

Students, who wish, can continue onto the BTEC National (Level 3) Diploma which is equivalent to 2 A Levels. Students complete further units:-
Unit 4 Enquiries into Current Research into Health and Social Care -Year 13, Task set and Marked by Edexcel (6 week preparation and a 3 hour Assignment)
Unit 7 Principles of Safe Practice Coursework Year 13)
Unit 19 Nutritional Health (coursework year 12)
Students can opt for a triple award in Health & Social Care and work towards the BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma equivalent to 3 A Levels. This is a Full time course.
Students complete further units which will include the following:-
Unit 3 Anatomy and Physiology (Exam year 13)
Unit 6 Work Experience in Health and Social Care (Coursework -this includes a mandatory 100 hours work experience in a Health or Care setting)
Unit 9 Infection Prevention and Control (Coursework year 12)
Unit 14 Physiological Disorders and their Care (coursework year 12)
Unit 18 Assessing Childrens Development Support Needs (coursework year 13)

AQA A-Level Design and Technology Product Design (3-D Design)

Course Information
The exam board provides details of the course and assessment details: Nelson Thornes
The Nelson Thorne VLE is used to support the delivery of this course and access is provided once a student joins the course.
Moodle has also got a lot of very useful information, revision and videos to help you through the course.

A/S Year 1

Students study the course for 5 hours per week. They undertake a variety of skills, knowledge and practical based units of work:

  • Developing an understanding of the physical and mechanical properties in a broad range of materials and components;
  • The broader issue for the designer including the environmental sustainability of products and their manufacture;
  • Methods in which materials and components can be manipulated to manufacture products;
  • Health and safety issues relevant to working with materials;
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aid Manufacture (CAM);
  • Ergonomics and anthropometrics, inclusive design, and consumer safety;
  • The life cycle of product including manufacturing, use and functional aspects and final disposal.
  • Assessment Details:

    • NEA (Non-Examined assessment);
    • Assesses practical application of technical principles and designing and making principles. Substantial design and make project.
    • Written or digital portfolio not exceeding;
    • 45 pages. Candidate developed brief;
    • 50% of the A-level qualification;
    • Combined written paper weighting – 50% of the A-level;
    • Paper 1 – 30% of A-level: Technical principles: 2.5 hours 120 marks;
    • Paper 2 – 20% of A-level: Design and making principles: 1.5 hours 80% marks.

    Grade Descriptors

    The grade descriptors which will be used at KS5 can be found here.

    Scheme of Work

    The scheme of work which will be used at KS5 can be found here.