Food Preparation and Nutrition
In Year 7, pupils are introduced to food safety and hygiene in the kitchen. They are also introduced to the Eatwell Guide and the importance of a balanced diet. Further to this, pupils will be taught the 4Cs to ensure that food is stored, cooked and prepared safely. Through the practical elements of this subject, pupils will develop their confidence in knife skills and the use of different equipment in the kitchen.
In Year 8, Pupils will deepen their knowledge and understanding of food and nutrition. They will explore the functions of ingredients in the diet. Pupils will further develop and demonstrate their food skills and techniques. Advancing their knowledge and understanding of food hygiene and safety. Pupils will evaluate practical tasks using sensory analysis.
In Year 9, Pupils will extend their knowledge and understanding of food, diet and health. Expanding their food preparation and cooking techniques. Pupils will develop their knowledge of food provenance and consumer information. They will build and apply an expanding repertoire of knowledge, understanding, and skills in order to create and make high quality dishes for a wide range of people. Pupils will evaluate practical tasks using sensory analysis.
Graphics & Photography
Year 7 - City Advertising Project - Introduction to graphic design and Photoshop. Pupils will design an advertising poster and a paper nightlight for a city theme of their choice. They will research their chosen city and complete workshops on typography, advertising and poster layouts, before creating their finished poster.
Year 8 – Photo Box Project - Introduction to photography and building on Photoshop skills from year 7. Pupils will create a photo box of images that represent their identity. They will research portrait photographers and complete workshops on different editing techniques and how to use the studio lights before creating their series of best edits.
Year 9 -Eco Festivals Project - Building on previous knowledge of Photoshop and digital designing. Pupils will create a logo for a festival which will be printed on a tote bag and a poster advertising the festival. They will research types of festivals and analyses existing festival posters. Pupils will complete workshops based on digitally enhancing drawings, logo layouts and using Photoshop layers.
Year 7 - Pencil Holder Project - Provides a general introduction to D+T; timber, Health and safety, and preparing for the workshop. The project introduces pupils to the design system and the theory lessons support decision making. The main focuses are for pupils to research, investigate, design, develop, make and evaluate. Pupils each have a wooden letter pencil holder that they have design and made.
Year 8 – Clock/Mirror Project- An introduction into a new range of techniques and equipment that would be used for polymers. Alongside developing an understanding of wood joints and constructions. Pupil become more independent with personal research and solving problems. Pupils have a choice to design a clock or mirror based on chosen design era.
Year 9 – Passive Project - The project will focus on sustainable materials and finishes, personal research, exploring and developing ideas, testing ideas and prototype. Pupils will learn about two design eras and apply this aesthetic to their initial design concepts, final concept and the passive amplifier.
Year 7 - Introduction to Textiles. The main focus is to design and construct a fabric wall hanging. Pupils study the work of John Burgerman to inspire their design work. Pupils will learn about fabrics and how they are made. Learning about surface embellishments through developing hand stitch and machine stitching skills.
Year 8 - Drawing inspiration from food items and logos to design and construct a draw string bag. Pupils will study appropriate textile artists and develop an understanding of new textile processes; tie dying, applique techniques and further develop their hand stitch and machine stitching skills.
Year 9 - Developing skills for GCSE. Pupils will extend their knowledge of textiles through: research, developing and refining ideas, exploring textile techniques working towards a final outcome of a cushion. Experience using different materials and textile techniques which include, dying, surface embellishment, applique and stencil printing.