Design & Technology

Head of Design Faculty: Mrs G Spittle

Faculty Introduction

The Design Technology Faculty is a combination of many disciplines including Product Design,  Resistant Materials (working with woods, metals and plastics), Fashion and Textiles, Food Preparation and Nutrition and Hospitality and Catering.

Our Faculty aims to stimulate the curiosity, promote problem solving and critical thinking of the next generation of design and technologists.  Technology is constantly evolving and we want to ensure that every student develops skills for designing for a modern society and prepare them to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies.

We have very good facilities at Denbigh including: specialist workshops for both Product Design and Resistant Materials, Textiles studios and two Food preparation rooms.  These are equipped with state of the art machinery including: 2 x  3D printers, a large laser cutter,  a plasma cutter, CAD/CAM routers, CNC embroidery machines and a dedicated CNC machinery bay.

Curriculum:

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Lamination & Woodwork Skills
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Materials & Processes
Winter
1st half term
  • Practice Non Examined Assessment
Winter
2nd half term
  • Human Factors Theory
Summer
1st half term
  • NEA & CAD
Summer
2nd half term
  • Manufacturing & PPE

X

Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Fusion 360 (CAD) skills
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Short practical skills project
Winter
1st half term
  • Materials & Manufacturing techniques.
  • Sustainability and the Environment.
Winter
2nd half term
  • Human Factors Theory
Summer
1st half term
  • NEA & CAD
Summer
2nd half term
  • Manufacturing & PPE

X

Year 11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Non Examined Assessment (Coursework)
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Non Examined Assessment (Coursework)
Winter
1st half term
  • Non Examined Assessment (Coursework)
Winter
2nd half term
  • Exam Preparation - Core technical principles & specialist technical principles
Summer
1st half term
  • Exam Preparation - Designing & Making Principles.
Summer
2nd half term
  • N/A

Product Design

Curriculum:

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Year 12

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
Practice skills based project. Non-Examined Assessment. Case Studies Materials, components, process and their selection and uses in products and/or systems. The selection and use of the above in industrial commercially viable products and practices. Demonstrating technical knowledge of materials, product functionality, manufacturing processes and techniques.
Autumn
2nd half term
Practice skills based project. Non-Examined Assessment. Case Studies Materials, components, process and their selection and uses in products and/or systems. The selection and use of the above in industrial commercially viable products and practices. Demonstrating technical knowledge of materials, product functionality, manufacturing processes and techniques.
Winter
1st half term
Practice skills based project. Non-Examined Assessment. Case Studies Materials, components, process and their selection and uses in products and/or systems. The selection and use of the above in industrial commercially viable products and practices. Demonstrating technical knowledge of materials, product functionality, manufacturing processes and techniques.
Winter
2nd half term
Practice skills based project. Non-Examined Assessment. Case Studies Materials, components, process and their selection and uses in products and/or systems. The selection and use of the above in industrial commercially viable products and practices. Demonstrating technical knowledge of materials, product functionality, manufacturing processes and techniques.
Summer
1st half term
Practice skills based project. Non-Examined Assessment. Case Studies Materials, components, process and their selection and uses in products and/or systems. The selection and use of the above in industrial commercially viable products and practices. Demonstrating technical knowledge of materials, product functionality, manufacturing processes and techniques.
Summer
2nd half term
Practice skills based project. Non-Examined Assessment. Case Studies Materials, components, process and their selection and uses in products and/or systems. The selection and use of the above in industrial commercially viable products and practices. Demonstrating technical knowledge of materials, product functionality, manufacturing processes and techniques.

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Year 13

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
Non-Examined Assessment completion. Iterative design project. Exam Preparation. Applying knowledge, understanding and skills of designing and manufacturing prototypes and products to given situations and problems. Demonstrating higher thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations and suitability of design solutions.
Autumn
2nd half term
Non-Examined Assessment completion. Iterative design project. Exam Preparation. Applying knowledge, understanding and skills of designing and manufacturing prototypes and products to given situations and problems. Demonstrating higher thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations and suitability of design solutions.
Winter
1st half term
Non-Examined Assessment completion. Iterative design project. Exam Preparation. Applying knowledge, understanding and skills of designing and manufacturing prototypes and products to given situations and problems. Demonstrating higher thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations and suitability of design solutions.
Winter
2nd half term
Non-Examined Assessment completion. Iterative design project. Exam Preparation. Applying knowledge, understanding and skills of designing and manufacturing prototypes and products to given situations and problems. Demonstrating higher thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations and suitability of design solutions.
Summer
1st half term
  • Examinations
Summer
2nd half term
  • N/A

Textiles

Textiles - AQA GCSE Art & Design:

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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Project 1 Skill Development Project - Surface pattern
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Project 1 Skill Development Project - Surface pattern
Winter
1st half term
  • Project 2 Skill Development Project - Print and Dye
Winter
2nd half term
  • Project 2 Skill Development Project - Print and Dye
Summer
1st half term
  • Project 3 Skill Development Project - Cultures
Summer
2nd half term
  • Project 3 Skill Development Project - Cultures

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Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Project 1 - Identity
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Project 1 - Identity
Winter
1st half term
  • Project 2 - Textiles Skills
Winter
2nd half term
  • Project 2 - Environments
Summer
1st half term
  • Project 3 - Environments
Summer
2nd half term
  • Project 3 - Sustained Project

X

Year 11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Component 1 - Sustained Project
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Component 1 - Sustained Project
Winter
1st half term
  • Component 1 - Sustained Project
Winter
2nd half term
  • Exam Preparation - Component 2
Summer
1st half term
  • Exam Preparation - Component 2
Summer
2nd half term
  • Exam Preparation - Component 2

Fashion & Textiles

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Year 12

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
Practice NEA projects based on sustainable design including Design processes, Enterprise & Marketing, Fashion cycles, Influences of Fashion & History, Fibres & Fabrics, Smart and Modern Textiles & Fabric Finishes.
Autumn
2nd half term
Practice NEA projects based on sustainable design including Design processes, Enterprise & Marketing, Fashion cycles, Influences of Fashion & History, Fibres & Fabrics, Smart and Modern Textiles & Fabric Finishes.
Winter
1st half term
Practice NEA projects based on sustainable design including Design processes, Enterprise & Marketing, Fashion cycles, Influences of Fashion & History, Fibres & Fabrics, Smart and Modern Textiles & Fabric Finishes.
Winter
2nd half term
Practice NEA projects based on sustainable design including Design processes, Enterprise & Marketing, Fashion cycles, Influences of Fashion & History, Fibres & Fabrics, Smart and Modern Textiles & Fabric Finishes.
Summer
1st half term
Practice NEA projects based on sustainable design including Design processes, Enterprise & Marketing, Fashion cycles, Influences of Fashion & History, Fibres & Fabrics, Smart and Modern Textiles & Fabric Finishes.
Summer
2nd half term
Practice NEA projects based on sustainable design including Design processes, Enterprise & Marketing, Fashion cycles, Influences of Fashion & History, Fibres & Fabrics, Smart and Modern Textiles & Fabric Finishes.

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Year 13

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
Assessment of NEA project. Iterative design – including: Surface Decoration & Dyeing, Embroidery, Quilting, Threads, Major Developments in Technology, CAD/ CAM Manufacture, Repair & Disposal, Social, Moral & Ethical & Health and safety.
Autumn
2nd half term
Assessment of NEA project. Iterative design – including: Surface Decoration & Dyeing, Embroidery, Quilting, Threads, Major Developments in Technology, CAD/ CAM Manufacture, Repair & Disposal, Social, Moral & Ethical & Health and safety.
Winter
1st half term
Assessment of NEA project. Iterative design – including: Surface Decoration & Dyeing, Embroidery, Quilting, Threads, Major Developments in Technology, CAD/ CAM Manufacture, Repair & Disposal, Social, Moral & Ethical & Health and safety.
Winter
2nd half term
Assessment of NEA project. Iterative design – including: Surface Decoration & Dyeing, Embroidery, Quilting, Threads, Major Developments in Technology, CAD/ CAM Manufacture, Repair & Disposal, Social, Moral & Ethical & Health and safety.
Summer
1st half term
Examinations
Summer
2nd half term
  • N/A

Food Preparation & Nutrition

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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Basic skills & Food Safety and Hygiene
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Nutrient groups including Micro & Macro and Protein.
Winter
1st half term
  • Health & Safety, Fats and Oils. Adaptation of Recipes.
Winter
2nd half term
  • Pastry Making, Carbohydrates & Pasta Making.
Summer
1st half term
  • Eat Well Guide Challenge by British Nutrition Foundation. Heat Transfer and Fat Soluble Vitamins.
Summer
2nd half term
  • Raising Agents, Sauce Making and Gelatinisation

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Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Nutrient’s Revision.
  • Functional and Chemical Protein and Fat.
  • Variety of practical tasks.
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Functional and Chemical Properties – carbohydrates.
  • Development of Practical Skills.
Winter
1st half term
  • Raising Agents, Micronutrients/Macronutrient Revision.
  • Practical Skills
Winter
2nd half term
  • Food Science – Methods of Cooking /Food Safety /Practical Skills
Summer
1st half term
  • Factors Affecting Food Choice / Food Spoilage / Practical Skills
Summer
2nd half term
  • Mock NEA 2 Task/Practical Skills

X

Year 11

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Revision of Nutrients & Functional & Chemical Properties of Food /Exam Preparation/ Practical Skills.
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Food Science – Methods of Cooking / Factors affecting food choice/ Exam preparation/ Practical Skills.
Winter
1st half term
  • NEA 2
Winter
2nd half term
  • NEA 2
Summer
1st half term
  • Exam Revision
Summer
2nd half term
  • Exam Revision

Hospitality and Catering

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X

Year 10

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • How foods can cause ill health and developing and improving food practical skills.
Autumn
2nd half term
  • How foods can cause ill health and developing and improving food practical skills.
Winter
1st half term
  • Understanding nutrition when planning meals.
Winter
2nd half term
  • Understanding nutrition when planning meals.
Summer
1st half term
  • Understanding the environment in which hospitality and catering providers operate. Practical work preparing dishes.
Summer
2nd half term
  • Understanding the environment in which hospitality and catering providers operate. Practical work preparing dishes.

 
 
 

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