St Thomas More Catholic High School

Food Technology

 
It is the aim of the Design and Technology Department to foster interest and excitement in the subject and to develop innovative and independent thinking. Thorough coverage of technological principles, across all areas of Design and Technology, are used to encourage and stimulate pupils.  This will equip them with a breadth of knowledge to keep abreast of an ever changing world.
 
On leaving  the Department, the pupils will have an accurate understanding of how Design and Technology influences society and will be able to design and make high quality products.
 
Key Stage 3

 

Food:
Pupils will learn the basics about health, safety and hygiene. Using the Eat well guide they will plan, prepare and cook a range of predominantly savoury dishes. Lessons will encourage students to think about food choice, cost and nutrition. Students will be encouraged to develop their practical skills and understanding of equipment and ingredients.

 

Graphics:  
Drawing techniques (formal and sketching), modelling (hand and CAD work) laser cutter work (CAM), product analysis and designing and making (paper engineering)
 
Resistant Materials:  
Safety, selecting appropriate tools and processes to make innovative/new products, materials knowledge, designing and making artefacts.

 

Computing and Computer Science
For information on Computing please click here.

 

Key Stage 4

 

Resistant materials
 
GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials helps students develop the ability to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques.
 
This specification requires students to develop their knowledge of woods, metals, plastics and composite materials. Other materials may also be used and the use of new technologies is also encouraged.
 
This course has 60 per cent controlled assessment in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.

 

Graphic Products
 
GCSE Design and Technology: Graphic Products enables students to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of graphic and modelling materials.
 
Students will be enthused and challenged by the range of practical activities possible. They will be encouraged to learn to use, understand and apply colour and design through images, to develop spatial concepts, and to understand graphic materials and their manipulation. They will design and make product(s) using graphic media and new technologies to prepare them for the world of work.
 
This course has 60 per cent controlled assessment in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.

 

Food Technology
For information on Food Technology please click here.

 

Computing and Computer Science
For information on Computing please click here.

 

 

Key Websites - Technology General
https://www.instagram.com
http://www.technologystudent.com/
http://www.design-technology.info
http://www.mr-dt.com/
https://www.robertsabuda.com/
http://mrprintables.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/graphics/

 

Contact
You can contact the Curriclulum Leader for Design and Technology by e-mail here.