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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Design and Technology

Overview

Technology

Key Stage 3:

Pupils will cover five rotations each academic year:-

Rotation 1: Food and Nutrition

Rotation 2: Product Design

Rotation 3: Woodwork

Rotation 4: Textiles

Rotation 5: Systems and Control


Key Stage 4: Year 10

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Autumn 1: Food, nutrition and health

Autumn: Food Science

Spring 1: Food Safety

Spring 2: Food Provenance

Summer 1: Food Choice

Summer 2: Clarification of misconceptions within the Food Industry.


GCSE Design and Technology

Autumn 1: Core Knowledge and understanding on the impact of new and emerging technologies.

Autumn 2: In depth knowledge and understanding of Product Design to support design and make activities.

Spring 1: Core skills for Product Designers. Pupils will develop and apply core skills in Product Design by a series of focussed practical tasks.

Spring 2: Pupils will be working with a variety of materials and processes

Summer 1: Pupils will be producing prototypes out of a variety of materials.

Summer 2: Set Task issued by WJEC and given to pupils, Research undertaken into existing products.


Year 11:

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Autumn 1: Set task issued by AQA. Research, Investigating and Analysis

Autumn 2: Task 2 issued by AQA- Skills trial and planning for the final menu

Spring 1: Final Menu and Final Dish

Summer 1: Evaluation and manufacturing techniques


GCSE Design and Technology

Autumn 1: Identify design possibilities. Research and Analysis

Autumn 2: Design ideas and modelling.


Spring 1: Making of the final product 

Spring 2: Evaluating the final product

 

BTEC ART AND DESIGN

Year 12

Autumn 1: Unit 1 - Visual recording in Art and Design

Autumn 2: Unit 2 - Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design


Spring 1: Unit 2 - Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design

Spring 2: Unit 3 – Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design  

Summer 1: Unit 3 – Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design

Summer 2: Unit 4 - Communication through Art and Design

 

Year 13                

Autumn 1: Unit 51 - 3D Computer Modelling

Autumn 2: Unit 51 - 3D Computer Modelling

Spring 1: Unit 97 - Product Design

Spring 2: Unit 97 - Product Design

Specialities and Awards