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Key Stage 3

The groups are taught on a half year rotation, and gain experience in design and make tasks in Product Design and Textiles. In Food they develop kitchen skills and an understanding of food provenance.

Key Stage 4

We offer Product Design, Food Preparation and Nutrition, HAB. This gives a choice of Level 1 and 2 courses.

 

Subject: Food and Nutrition           

Qualification: GCSE

Exam Board: OCR

What will I study?

Food Preparation and Nutrition aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. The OCR qualification will enable you to cook and make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning, opportunities and career pathways as well as develop life skills that enables you to feed yourself and others affordably, now and in later life. It is relevant to the world of food today. This qualification aims to bring about real sustainable change.

What can this qualification lead to?

This forms part of a progressive career path leading to further technical or academic food and nutrition related qualifications.

 

Subject: Fashion and Textiles       

Qualification: L1 /2

Exam Board: AQA

What will I study?

This qualification is designed to help you if you want to study fashion and textiles in a hands

on, practical way that helps them develop the knowledge, skills and experience that could open the

door to a career in the industry.

You will carry out a number of bite-sized projects to demonstrate your competence in the 8

core skills. This will include the transferable skill of teamwork and one of the mini projects should

allow for this. Then you will go onto undertake an extended project that showcases the skills that you have developed in unit 1 and knowledge they have developed through unit 3 which covers theory.

 

Subject: Product Design

Qualification: GCSE

Exam Board: Edexcel

What will I study?

Whilst studying this subject you will build innovative design skills. The specification provides clear routes for specialism in the material areas that you enjoy. The exam paper will assess the breadth of design and technology knowledge. Creative design and making is at the heart of what you will do – when completing the contextual challenge. You should enjoy communicating through drawing and be passionate about problem solving. An example of the context is extending human capacity.

You will have the freedom to take design risks and to innovate in a situation where it is safe to test and refine ideas. The aim of the course is to encourage students to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

What can this qualification lead to?

This forms part of a progressive career path leading to further technical, creative or academic product design qualifications.

Not only does this course give students outstanding experience in designing and making in new exciting way, it opens up a range of possibilities on leaving school in careers such as:

Architecture, Advertising, Fashion Design, Graphic Designer, Web Design, Typographer, Interior Design, Jeweller, Ceramicist, Product Engineer, Furniture Designer, Packaging, Communications, Film, Software, Transport, Product Engineering, Landscape, etc.

The subject gives students a firm grounding in the skills of creativity problem-solving, communication and ICT which would apply to all careers. In a time when employers look for people who can add value, this is the subject that could give students their USP.

The aim of the course is to encourage students to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

 

Subject: Edexcel A Level Design and Technology (Product Design)

It is a qualification that reflects a modern and evolving society – and it will give you the skills to succeed in your chosen pathway.

You will be able to recognise design needs and develop an understanding of how current global issues, including integrating technology, impacts on today’s world.

You will have the confidence to innovate and produce creative design solutions as you develop your own design brief for a client/end user.

The AS/A level ensures clear progression of knowledge, understanding and design/making skills so you will have a coherent experience of moving from the specialisation at A level to carrying out further study.

 

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES WITH PRODUCT DESIGN

Not only does this course give students outstanding experience in designing and making in new exciting way, it opens up a range of possibilities on leaving school in careers such as:

Architecture, Advertising, Fashion Design, Graphic Designer, Web Design, Typographer, Interior Design, Jeweller, Ceramicist, Product Engineer, Furniture Designer, Packaging, Communications, Film, Software, Transport, Product Engineering, Landscape, etc.

The subject gives students a firm grounding in the skills of creativity problem-solving, communication and ICT which would apply to all careers. In a time when employers look for people who can add value, this is the subject that could give students their USP.

The aim of the course is to encourage students to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing.

 

Subject:  AQA A-level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles

This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical

knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers. Especially those in the creative

industries.

They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design

and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing

prototype of their choice.

Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge

and skills sought by higher education and employers.

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