Design

Head of Design Faculty: Mrs G Spittle

Faculty Introduction

The Design Technology faculty is a combination of many disciplines including Engineering, Resistant Materials (working with woods, metals and plastics), Graphics, Textiles and Food Technology.

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 Engineering and Resistant Materials, Textiles rooms, a newly refurbished Food Technology room and an Apple Mackintosh studio. These are equipped with state of the art machinery including: a new 3D printer, a large laser cutter,  a plasma cutter, CAD/CAM routers, CNC embroidery machines and a dedicated CNC Engineering machinery bay.

Engineering

Curriculum:

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

 
     

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Year 7

Term Topic
Project 1
Resistant Materials
-Generating specifications
-Focused research methods
-Reading and working from technical drawings
-Making to Specification
-Quality assurance
-Material properties
-Shaping and forming materials
-Wood joints
-Designing with CAD packages
-CNC machining
-3D Drawing (presentation)
-Exploded / isometric
Project 2
Textiles
-Origins of fibres and fabrics
-Properties of fabrics and usage
-Construction details – seam allowance
-Textiles tools and equipment
-The use of sewing machines
-Problem solving
-Planning
-Communication through product analysis
-Supporting others in the group
-Inserting a zip correctly
-Developing ideas and concepts for the future
-Evaluating and self-reflection
Project 3
Food & Nutrition
-Healthy eating - Eat well Guide 2016
-Fruits and vegetables - availability / seasonality/
-Sustainability /fair trade / food provenance
-Basic health and Safety / risk assessment
-Four C’s of food safety
-Evaluation of food products and sensory analysis
-Introduction to nutrients
-Food science

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Year 8

Term Topic
Project 1
Resistant Materials
-Context based design – design for society
-User needs
-Developing specifications
-Product analysis
-Material properties
-Iterative design challenge
-Writing a product to specification
-Understanding basic components
-Circuits
-Quality assurance
-Input – Process - Output
Project 2
Textiles
-Context based design – multi-purpose products
-Researching and developing own design proposal
-User needs – around the world
-Developing specifications
-Product analysis
-A wider range of material properties
-Iterative design challenge
-Biomimetic design and the use of pattern in nature
-Making a product to specification
-Smart and technical materials
Project 3
Food & Nutrition
-Healthy eating – production of eat well guide for teenagers
-Adapting dishes / food choice
-Nutrients
-Function of ingredients
-Food safety / bacterial contamination
-Food storage
-Vegetarians
-Meal planning

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Year 9

Term Topic
Project 1
Resistant Materials
-Context based design – Developing a Need
-Considering the user
-Product analysis
-Designing
-Card modelling
-Material properties
-Components used in Electronics
Understanding basic components
-Circuits
-Quality assurance
-CAD / CAM
-Laser cutting
Project 2
Textiles
-Context based design – sustainability
-Learning about the textile industry and associated environmental concerns
-British designer and environmental activist – Vivienne Westwood.
-Recycling
-Learn about promoting ethical attitudes and consumerism
-Brand analysis and trends
-How to deconstruct a product
-Design for sustainability
-Adapting pre-existing textile products
Project 3
Food & Nutrition
-Healthy eating
-Adapting dishes / food choice
-Macro and micro nutrients – their sources and functions in the body
-Chemical and Functional properties of ingredients
-Food safety / bacterial contamination
-Environmental and ethical issues related to food choice
-Recipe adaptations
-Food science investigations

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Year 11 (Engineering)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • NEA: Bike light
    • 1. Design Ideas (sketches)
    • 2. Evaluation Matrix to identify chosen design
Autumn
2nd half term
  • NEA Bike light
    • 3. Development
  • PPE > Exam Topic
Winter
1st half term
  • NEA Bike light
    • 4. Assembly Drawings
  • PPE > Exam Topic
  • PPE (1hr) December 2017
Winter
2nd half term
  • NEA Bike light
    • 5. Orthographic drawings
    • 6. Evaluation & Testing
  • Examination Topic Received from AQA for Summer 2018
Summer
1st half term
  • Examination Prep: Examination Topic Received from AQA for Summer 2018
Summer
2nd half term
  • Examination

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Year 10 (Engineering)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Materials
  • Engineering Skills
  • Engineering Maths –
    Area, Volume
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Modern Technologies
    CAD / CAM
  • Engineering Maths –
    Stiffness, Density
Winter
1st half term
  • Electronics
  • Engineering Systems
  • Engineering Maths -
    Resistance in Series and Parallel, Current or Voltage.
Winter
2nd half term
  • Electronics
  • Modern Technologies
  • Testing & Investigation
  • Engineering Maths -
    Young's Modulus
Summer
1st half term
  • Testing & Investigation
  • Engineering Maths –
    conversion of load/extension to Stress/Strain forces
    within/applied to a component or a system
Summer
2nd half term
  • Start Non-Examined Assessment –
    Coursework Project (40%)

Graphics

Curriculum:

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

  • Year 10
   

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Year 11 (Graphics)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
NEA: AQA set briefs
1. Design development (sketches and models)
2. Final justified design.
Autumn
2nd half term
NEA: AQA set briefs
3. Production planning & manufacturing.
Examination Preparation: PPE > Exam Topic
Winter
1st half term
NEA: AQA set briefs
4. Evaluation and testing.
Examination Preparation: PPE > Exam Topic
PPE (1hr) December 2017
Winter
2nd half term
NEA: AQA set briefs
5. Review and modifications of coursework.
Examination Topic Received from AQA for Summer 2018.
6. Analyse exam topic.
Summer
1st half term
Examination Prep
Summer
2nd half term
Examination

Food

Curriculum:

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

   

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Year 10 (Vcert Food and Cookery level 2)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Unit 1 - Preparing to cook
    Preparing self to cook – food hygiene and safety
    Preparing environment to cook
    Food practical skills – preparing a range of dishes and evaluations
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Unit 1 - Preparing to cook.
    Describing the purpose of a recipe / stages of recipes
    Risk assessment
    Equipment - uses
    Demonstrating cooking skills
Winter
1st half term
  • Unit 1 - Preparing to cook.
    Equipment – uses and cleaning
    Demonstrating cooking skills
    Describing cooking skills
Winter
2nd half term
  • Unit 2 – Understanding food.
    Food groups
    Sources of food from each food group
    Seasons affect food availability
    Practical food prep skills
Summer
1st half term
  • Unit 2 - Understanding food.
    Social factors affect food choice
    Practical food prep skills
    Exam prep
Summer
2nd half term
  • Unit 2 - Understanding food.
    Environmental and cost factors affecting food choice.
    Sensory factors
    Practical food prep skills
    Evaluation of dishes

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Year 11 (Food Prep and Nutrition)

Term Topic
Autumn
1st half term
  • Food science
    NEA 1 – food investigation
Autumn
2nd half term
  • NEA 1 -food investigation
    Exam prep
Winter
1st half term
  • Exam prep for PPE
    PPE 27th November – 8th December
    NEA 2
Winter
2nd half term
  • NEA 2
Summer
1st half term
  • Exam prep
Summer
2nd half term
  • N/A

 
 
 

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