Year 7 and 8

Year 7

Pupils in Year 7 receive one hour of technology per week. They will fulfil a project in product design and in food technology. Through these two areas we aim to:

  1. Enhance design and development skills through a variety of techniques.
  2. Develop knowledge and experience of using computer aided design and manufacturing.
  3. Embed understanding of what a healthy diet looks like.
  4. Learn how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes that meet the criteria for healthy eating.
  5. Develop practical skills in both the food technology environment and in the workshop.
  6. Understand properties and functions of a variety of materials and ingredients.
  7. Learn how to produce a quality product.

Pupils can attend an extracurricular STEM club which is run jointly by a number of departments.

Pupils are asked to pay in advance for their ingredients for food technology lessons, which the school will then order ready for lessons. This request will be via a letter and payments should be made to the school reception.

Year 8

Pupils in Year 8 receive two hours of technology per week. They will fulfil a project in product design, textiles and in food technology. Through these subject areas, we will aim to:

  1. Enhance design and development skills through a range of techniques and modelling.
  2. Enhance knowledge and experience of using CAD/CAM.
  3. Develop understanding of choosing foods for a healthy diet.
  4. Learn how to select, prepare and cook a variety of dishes, justifying that they meet the criteria for healthy eating.
  5. Develop accuracy while using a range of tools and equipment in the food technology environment, textiles studio and in the workshop.
  6. Compare properties and functions of a variety of materials and ingredients.
  7. Evaluate the quality of products during the design and making stages to identify improvements.

Pupils can attend an extracurricular STEM club which is run jointly by a number of departments.

Pupils are asked to pay in advance for their ingredients for food technology lessons, which the school will then order ready for lessons. This request will be via a letter and payments should be made to the school reception.