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Technology

 Technology is broken down into different specialisms from year 7 and all pupils have the opportunity to be taught and be involved in the different aspects of Technology.
Key Stage 3
At KS3 pupils will experience 3 different parts of technology;
 Food Technology.                     Resistant Materials.                              Textiles.
The schemes of work have ben developed in house for KS3 and follow the new National curriculum guidelines for what should be taught. If you would like further information about each individual subject click the links.
 Key Stage 4.
 The portfolio of technical subjects that the technology department offer are as follows;
Food Technology.
The Food Technology GCSE the we follow is the AQA Specification. This can be accessed by following this link. At the website you can download the specification, past papers and marks schemes. For more detailed information about Food technology GCSE click the following link – Food KS4
Resistant Materials.
The Resistant Materials GCSE the we follow is the AQA Specification. This can be accessed by following this link. At the website you can download the specification, past papers and marks schemes. If you would like further information about Resistant Materials please click the above link.
 Child Development.
 The Child Development GCSE that we teach follows the OCR specification which can be accessed using the following link. If you would like further information about Child development please click on the child development link.
Health and Social Care.
The health and Social Care GCSE that we teach follows the OCR specification which can be accessed using the following link. More information about Health and Social care GCSE can be accessed using the above link.
Construction.
Construction is a BTEC qualification offered by Edexcel exam board. The specification can be accessed via the following link. The course is broken down into 2 core units;

  1. Construction Technology – This is an externally assessed unit through an examination.
  2. Construction and design – This is an internally assessed unit through a coursework portfolio.

The third unit is a unit chosen by the construction teacher from a list provided by Edexcel.

Students are currently working on controlled assessment work relating to Units 2,3,7 of the BTEC course

Homework is based on revision relating to the construction industry in Unit 1 which is an assessed via an external examination.

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural learning in Technology.
SMSC is covered through explicit teaching of topics but also through group work and respect of others within the classroom. If you would like further information about SMSC in technology please have a look at the following document.