Design & Tech

Introduction

Introduction

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Our aims are to encourage all our students to participate in and discover how to appreciate our technological society. As a team we teach our students to learn to work independently and encourage them to become innovative and creative thinkers. Our objectives are to teach them to formulate and be discerning in their opinions and how to develop a product concept from visualisation to prototype.

We are dedicated specialist design and technology teachers with a specific expertise in four different disciplines. These are Food Technology, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Product Design.

Mrs G Roberts- HOD Design & Technology, Food Technology Teacher, KS4 Coordinator 
Mr O Futter- 2IC, Resistant Materials AS & A2 Teacher, KS5 Coordinator, DofE Coordinator 
Ms G Taiano- Technical Drawing,  AS & A2 Teacher

Mrs A Speker

Link Governor          Mr Vinod Pindoriya

For more info contact:

Mrs G Roberts-HOD Design & Technology, Food Technology Teacher, KS4 Coordinator – gr@ccfplus.com
Mr O Futter-2IC, Resistant Materials AS & A2 Teacher, KS5 Coordinator, DofE Coordinator – of@ccfplus.com

Aims and enrichment

Aim

Design & Technology is a diverse subject and can open gateways to a wealth of career opportunities. It develops and encourages self-reliance, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills which are all central to successful employment. Universities offer many opportunities for those wishing to take Design & Technology further with courses focusing on Product Design, Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Graphic Design.

Enrichment

We regularly enter students into a variety of competitions including Young Inventor of the Year and Young Chef. Our students have been very successful and we have won prizes in the categories of Resistant Materials, Graphics, Product Design and Young Chef.
We promote the use of new technologies and encourage the use of our hi-spec laser cutter and 3d Printer which is used within the department and also by robotics and STEM.

Key stage 3

Key stage 3

At KS3 level students study the four subject disciplines of Food Technology, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Technical Drawing over an 8-9 week carousel. Each project is planned to challenge with designing and making tasks in line with the current National Curriculum guidelines. All are designed to encourage experimentation and original innovative ideas.

Key stage 4

Key stage 4

Students study Resistant Materials and Food Technology for a GCSE accredited by the OCR and Graphics uses WJEC Examination Board. As a team we actively promote the participation of our GCSE students in extra-curricular activities and they are encouraged to take part in the Rotary Chef and Young Inventors competitions with considerable successes over the years.

Syllabus information obtainable through examination board websites at

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-type/gcse/design-and-technology/
http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/design-and-technology/design-and-technology-gcse/
http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/design-and-technology/design-and-technology-gce-a-as/

Key stage 5

Key stage 5

KS5 students study Product Design over the course of two years at AS and A2 Level. The course consists of product analysis, development, prototyping, modelling and development of a product. In both AS and A2 students complete a major coursework project in addition to a written examination. We encourage innovation and regularly compete in design competitions including Young Inventor of the Year.