Four broad contexts are studied in each year

CAD - Computer Aided Design. CAM - Computer Aided Manufacturing.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9


Year 10

Food Preparation and Nutrition: An in-depth study of nutrition and food science and the effects of diet on the individual and society as a whole; delivered through practical experimentation and advanced skills sessions. There are 2 double lessons a week and one single. Practical work is a large element of this course and takes place on a weekly basis.

D&T: Product Design: A wide range of design and make projects that will give a colourful and stimulating insight into the world of products, materials, processes and graphics. CAD and CAM will feature in a of variety of ways throughout this year. How design evolved through the 20th century will enlighten the girls to the influences that have shaped their own world of design and fashion.

Year 11

Food Preparation and Nutrition: The focus this year is on the controlled assessment where the girls will work on 2 non examined assessments set by the examination board. One is an experimental task based on Food Science and the other is a meal planning nutrition task which includes an assessed 3-hour practical.

D&T: Product Design: The focus this year is on the controlled assessment where the girls will work on an extended design and make project chosen from a range set by the examination board.

Elements of CAD and CAM will be a compulsory part of the coursework.

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Year 12

D&T: Product Design: The world of design is broadened out through this course where students will extend their own designing and making skills through a portfolio of projects. Starting with common themes students are encouraged to explore areas of design that are of personal interest to themselves. It is common for the group to contain a wide range of interests including career plans as diverse as Architecture or Engineering to Product Design or Jewellery. Some girls choose this course and go onwards to work with Textiles and Fashion. The underlying nature of this course is design where a wide range of skills will be developed and employed including the use of computer aided design and manufacture. .  Following the new linear AQA Product Design specification, students will sit an internal end of year exam. The results of this internal exam and the quality of project work completed throughout the year will contribute towards an internal end of year assessment grade.

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Year 13

D&T: Food Technology: This year concentrates on using the knowledge of nutrition gained at A/S but studies the chemical structure of all the nutrients. Food manufacture is also introduced at this stage. The students again chose their own topic to study for the coursework, but this time they have to choose a food product suitable for manufacture and develop it to extend its market base or modify its nutritional content.

D&T: Product Design: We aim to generate self-driven, confident young designers. By Year 13 we do expect our students to take more of a lead with their own direction and to choose and develop the area of design that is of interest to them. This is tested through a substantial single long term design project and this will form the controlled assessment. Many students will develop projects that are directly related to their university or career choice. The written examination this year has more of a focus on how the issues learnt in Year 12 apply to products, designing and manufacturing.

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