Technology

technology-logoSubject: Design Technology
Head of Department: Mrs J Cooper

 

 

 

 

KS3 Information:

Throughout key stage 3 all pupils have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and practical skills following programmes of study in two material areas;
Food Technology and Resistant Material Technology. Within these subject areas, pupils focus on a range of design and make tasks following the design process and producing a range of products that develop their practical capability.
In RMT, pupils work with a range of materials including wood, metal and plastics. Emphasis is placed on environmental concerns and the need for designing for a purpose.
In Food Technology, pupils focus on developing knowledge and understanding of nutrition and food hygiene. Key to this work is the development of practical skills and pupils are expected to take part in all available practical sessions to learn and practise these skills. All pupils are expected to be able to produce a range of main course meals by the end of KS3.

KS4 Information:

Pupils undertaking GCSE examinations in 2017

WJEC Hospitality Full course GCSE

WJEC Catering Full course GCSE

This course emphasises the importance of practical skills; pupils are expected to take three practical examinations over the two years. Alongside and complementing the work done towards these qualifications, all pupils studying Hospitality and Catering in Year 10 are expected to plan, organise and produce the popular Afternoon Tea event at the end of the summer term.
In addition, all pupils in Key stage 4 undertake the training and examination for the level 2 Food Hygiene certificate.

Coursework: The coursework represents 60% of the final grade in each GCSE and is divided into the three practical tasks that each consist of a practical examination and a piece of written evidence.
Catering GCSE – Task A: To produce 2 savoury and 2 sweet products containing dairy produce; completed during Year 10.
– Task B: To produce a 2 course meal with variations and accompaniments from a country of your choice; completed in the second part of Year 11.
Hospitality GCSE Task: To work as a team producing the food and organising an actual event. This coursework will be completed in the autumn term of Year 11.
Examination: The course has 2 one and a half hour examinations, one of which may be available online. These take the form of multi-choice answers plus short and extended answers.
http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/hospitality-and-catering/

 

Pupils undertaking GCSE examinations in 2018

WJEC Hospitality Full course GCSE

(Please see relevant section above)

Pupils undertaking GCSE examinations 2019 and onwards

WJEC Eduqas GCSE in FOOD PREPARATION AND NUTRITION

SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT

Component 1: Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition
Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes
50% of qualification
This component will consist of two sections both containing
compulsory questions and will assess the six areas of content as listed in the specified GCSE content.
Section A: questions based on stimulus material.
Section B: structured, short and extended response questions to assess content related to food preparation and nutrition.

Component 2: Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action
Non-examination assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated

Assessment 1: The Food Investigation Assessment
A scientific food investigation which will assess the learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to scientific principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food. :
Assessment 2: The Food Preparation Assessment
Prepare, cook and present a menu which assesses the learner’s knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food.
These assessments will be based on a choice of tasks released by WJEC/Eduqas annually.

Pupils undertaking GCSE examinations in 2017 and 2018

WJEC Resistant Materials Full course GCSE

This course is concerned with designing and making objects in three main materials; wood, metal and plastic. Using the Design Process, pupils are taught to analyse, research, generate and develop ideas through model making, write specifications, develop practical skills through the production of products and evaluate their work. Graphics is an integral element of the course and pupils are encouraged to use a range of techniques to illustrate their ideas clearly.
Coursework: The coursework represents 60% of the final grade, is based on the exam board design briefs and is completed by Easter of Year 10.
http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/design-and-technology/design-and-technology-gcse/

Examination:
This course has a two hour examination that is based on general subject specific knowledge and understanding plus a focused area that is issued by the examination board in the spring of the relevant year.

Pupils undertaking GCSE examinations 2019 and onwards

WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) in DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT

Component 1:

Design and Technology in the 21st Century

Written examination: 2 hours

50% of qualification

A mix of short answer, structured and extended writing questions assessing candidates’ knowledge and understanding of:

  • technical principles
  • designing and making principles along with their ability to
  • analyse and evaluate design decisions and wider issues in design and technology.

Component 2: Design and make task Non-exam assessment:

50% of qualification

A sustained design and make task, based on a contextual  challenge set by WJEC, assessing candidates’ ability to:

  • identify, investigate and outline design possibilities
  • design and make prototypes
  • analyse and evaluate design decisions and wider issues in design and technology.