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Year 7


  • Health and safety
  • Electronics introduction and Product Design brief
  • Brain storm of products and discussion of situation
  • Understanding CAD 
  • Design ideas
  • Electrical Safety
  • Recognise a PCB and layouts
  • Soldering
  • Component recognition
  • Development of design ideas
  • Checking and testing
  • Solder buzzer 
  • Techsoft design work
  • Soldering Components (capacitor and resistors)
  • Development of  design in techsoft 2D
  • Speaker understanding
  • Battery understanding
  • Finishing skill
  • Testing the circuit
  • Attaching circuit to the maze area
  • Smoothing and finishing
  • Assembling the case for maze

Food technology

  • Introduction to food room - Understand basic kitchen hygiene and food poisoning bacteria
  • Introduction to health and safety within a food room
  • Introduction to kitchen equipment. Weighing and measuring. Demo beans on toast
  • To be able to use the hob and grill safely to produce baked beans on toast
  • The Eat-well plate and healthy eating? Demo fruit fusion
  • To produce a fruit fusion in a safe and hygienic manner
  • Use of vegetables. Knife skills. Demo ratatouille
  • Practical ratatouille
  • Demonstration of adapting a basic tomato sauce recipe to make bolognese and chilli-con- carne
  • Make bolognaise sauce in a safe and hygienic manner. Use assessment criteria
  • Dough making – Demonstration of pizza dough
  • Make a healthy basic pizza, add own toppings
  • How to improve a basic crumble mix to make it healthier. Demo crumble
  • Students make fruit crumble in a safe and hygienic manner. Use peer assessment
  • Pastry making (short crust) demonstration of pastry and sausage rolls. Students make pastry  for use in next lesson
  • Students make sausage rolls in a safe and hygienic manner. Use peer assessment
  • Demonstrate chocolate muffins
  • Practical muffin making in a safe and hygienic manner. Practical assessment
  • Demo Cheese biscuits/straws. Recap – rubbing in method
  • Practical cheese pastry (biscuits/straws)in a safe and hygienic manner
  • Demo ginger oatie biscuits - Melting method
  • Practical ginger oatie biscuits - Assessment of final practical session

Resistant materials

  • Analysis of brief. Cutting and shaping first components
  • Planning & production
  • Evaluation of progress
  • Quality control
  • Production & planning
  • Completion of manufactured components. Assembly & finish. Planning. Research
  • Evaluation. Use of pre-bought components


Year 8


  • Health and safety
  • Electronics introduction and product design brief
  • Analysis of existing products
  • Product design specification
  • PCB layouts and components
  • Computer room circuit layout
  • Preparing the board
  • Can TIN effectively and know the different board layouts 
  • Industrial manufacturing 
  • Solder in component resistor LED
  • Soldering components capacitor
  • colour coding system for resistors
  • Research of semiconductors
  • Overall manufacturing of circuit
  • Testing the circuit
  • Identifying components used for the casing
  • Understanding processors - Completing the product
  • Evaluation of final design solution 

Food technology

  • Intro to module - Review food hygiene and health & safety expectations
  • Short crust pastry – Demo apple pie. Students make pastry
  • Practical apple  pie
  • Quiche demonstration. Students make a double batch of short crust pastry
  • Practical make cheese quiche
  • Cornish pasties spot demo. Make Cornish pasties
  • Cake making methods. Demo small cakes
  • Practical small cakes
  • Demo Swiss roll
  • Practical Swiss roll
  • Demo - Lasagne. Demo - fresh pasta. Students make bolognese sauce for lasagne
  • Students make lasagne
  • Demo – Cottage pie. Students make cottage pie filling (meat base)
  • Students complete. Cottage pie (mashed potato)
  • Demo meatballs and tomato sauce. Students make ratatouille
  • Demo meatballs. Students make meatballs in a safe and hygienic manner
  • Demo – Two different styles of curry
  • Students make chicken curry with paste. Students make potato curry with spices
  • Demo roux sauce – Pasta bake. Students practice roux sauce
  • Students make pasta bake
  • Students evaluate module

Resistant materials

  • Intro to project: Create a model of a helicopter from a set of engineering drawings
  • Use of CAD to produce component parts
  • Intro to the high speed router
  • Use of pillar drill
  • Hand tool skill
  • Joining components using wood joints
  • Cutting curved components
  • Assemble wooden components
  • Production of acrylic components
  • Assemble acrylic components
  • Manufacturing sequence
  • Wood materials
  • Assess the product


Year 9


  • Health and safety
  • Electronics introduction and Product Design brief
  • Existing products
  • Product analysis  
  • Product Design specification
  • System breakdown
  • CAD designing
  • PCB Layouts and components
  • Preparing the board
  • Materials research
  • Be able to TINN effectively
  • Soldering components (capacitor and resistors)
  • Finishing off/ cutting Techsoft designs
  • colour coding system for resistors
  • Solder 555, buzzer 
  • Assembly of alarm
  • Testing the circuit
  • Manufacturing flowchart
  • Packaging your product
  • Enhancing your design

Food technology

  • Review food hygiene and health & safety
  • Thai green curry  – Demo
  • Thai green curry - Self assessment
  • Introduction to IT and navigation of SharePoint. Assessment of prior knowledge of IT
  • Demo Spanish omelette
  • Practical Spanish omelette - Peer assessment
  • Introduction of sending and receiving emails. Understand how to add, open and save attachments to student work areas
  • Sweet and Sour chicken demo
  • Practical Sweet and Sour - Self Assessment
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel. Students understand basic functions & tools in Excel
  • Demo Risotto
  • Practical Risotto - Self assessment
  • Building Spread sheets
  • Demo - Chow Mein & Fried Rice
  • Practical – Chow Mein. Practical assessment
  • Microsoft Excel: Presenting data
  • Demo – Breaded Chicken

    Key Stage 4

Course Title: Engineering
Qualification: BTEC
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Examination : 0%                               Coursework : 100%
Description of Course:

This course provides:

  • An exciting course for students interested in the wider aspects of technology & engineering
  • A large proportion of practical engineering in Electronics, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Computer Aided Design
  • An opportunity to participate in Engineering workshop activities


Course Title: Hospitality & Catering
Qualification: GCSE
Awarding Body: WJEC
Examination : 40%                             Coursework : 60%
Description of Course:

The course is available to all students in two distinct combinations: Single Award Catering or Double Award in Hospitality and Catering.

Each qualification considers: Food preparation, cooking and presentation; the industry; food hygiene and health and safety; nutrition and menu planning; preparation and presentation; costing and portion control; costing menus and hospitality events; investigation and use of specialist equipment; communicating, record keeping and teamwork; environmental responsibilities related to catering operations; types of service provided and the related client groups; customer care and standards of service; planning for functions and events; job roles, employment opportunities and relevant training.


Course Title: Product Design
Qualification: GCSE
Awarding Body: AQA
Examination : 40%                             Coursework : 60%
Description of Course:

This course requires students to produce individual and unique products from plastics, metals, woods, card, in fact any material they want, with the aid of new technologies such as CAD/CAM. Theory is taught alongside the practical work to ensure that the students understand the manufacturing and production processes.


In Year 10 a wide range of written and practical tasks are used to give students a high standard of skills and techniques to ensure they achieve good examination results. We are keen to deliver a course that the students are excited about studying. With this in mind we will be allowing the students to select projects from the area that they would most like to study.


  • Packaging/Graphics
  • Electronics/Packaging
  • Product Design/Packaging
  • Textiles/Graphics
  • Architecture/packaging


In Year 11 and in consultation with their teacher, students will chose a design brief for a product that they will design and make eg. Working IPod docking station.


Key Stage 5


Course Title:  BTEC Level 3 in Engineering
Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Certificate and BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Awarding Body: Edexcel, URL:

Examination : 0%                               Coursework : 100%
Description of Course:

The course is 100% continual assessment with no exam.  It is split into two halfs of three units, in Year 12 students will complete unit 1 (health and safety), unit 26 (Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering), and unit 16 (Engineering Drawing for Technicians).  These units make up the As equivalent aspects of the course.  In Year 13 students would complete the last three units unit 4 (mechanical principles), unit 21 (secondary machining processes), and unit 31 (Computer Aided Manufacturing).  The final three units make up the equivalent A2.   It is a course which is highly challenging and well respected in industry and by further education establishments. The course is graded as a Pass, Merit and Distinction.  The pass is equivalent to an A-level grade of an E, the Merit is equal to a C, and the Distinction is equivalent to a Grade A.  It is a highly successful course.


Course Title: Product Design — Resistant Materials Technology
Qualification: GCE (AS/A2)

Awarding Body:

Examination : 40%                             Coursework : 60%
Description of Course:

The AS is made up of two units the first is a coursework based unit.  In this unit students are given the opportunity to develop their creative, technical and practical skills through a series of product investigation, design and manufacturing activities.  The second unit is the Exam where the students will develop their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of design and technology. It is important for students, as designers, to learn about materials and processes so that they can develop a greater understanding of how products can be designed and manufactured. The knowledge and understanding students develop in this unit can be easily applied to the coursework unit.

The A2 which would be studied in the second year of the course follows the same basic structure.  The coursework unit requires students to design and make a complete product.  The examined unit focuses on the impact of design and technological activities on the environment. Sustainable product design is a key feature of modern design practices.








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