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Design

Department: Design

Head of Department: Mrs Claire Gemmell

If you wish to learn more about the curriculum, please contact the head of Department by email: claire.gemmell@oaklandscatholicschool.org

‘Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.’

Edward de Bono

Curriculum Content

  • Years 7-9

Year 7 Projects

Year 8 Projects

Year 9

  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Phone Holders
  • Candle Holders
  • Textiles – Kites and Sock Creatures
  • Art
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Designer Clocks
  • Electronic Displays
  • Textiles – Electronic Ugly Dolls
  • Art

Students choose 3 GCSE taster courses from those listed below

  • Art
  • Photography
  • Electronic Products
  • Materials Technology
  • Product Design
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Textiles

 

GCSE Y10-11

SUBJECT: ART

Exam Board: AQA

Exam board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-4200

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

  • Natural Forms- Lino Prints.
  • Clay
  • Rosenquist Popular Culture
  • Much of Year 11 work is spent on completion of all coursework which is worth 60% of their final grade.
  • Mock exam
  • Final exam

 

SUBJECT: ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS (YEAR 11 only)

Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Exam board specification weblink: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/design-and-technology-electronic-products-2009.html

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

  • Electronic Components
  • Electronic Systems
  • Circuit design and Manufacture
  • Materials and Procesess
  • CAD/CAM
  • Environmental issues

Much of Year 11 is spend on Controlled Assessment work which is 60% of the GCSE.  Students are required to design and make and electronic product.

The remaining time is spent on exam preparation and revision.

 

SUBJECT: Food Technology

Exam Board: EDUQAS

Exam board specification weblink: http://eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/food-preparation-and-nutrition/

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

  • Principles of nutrition
  • Diet and good health
  • The science of food
  • Where food comes from
  • Cooking and food preparation
  • Commodity: Fruit and vegetables, including potatoes (fresh, frozen, dried, canned and juiced)
  • Commodity: Milk, cheese and yoghurt
  • Commodity: Cereals (including flours, breakfast cereals, bread and pasta)
  • Commodity: Meat, fish, poultry, eggs
  • Commodity: Butter, oils, margarine, sugar and syrup
  • Commodity: Soya, tofu, beans, nuts, seeds
  • Assessment 1: The Food Investigation Assessment (15% of the qualification)
  • Assessment 2: The Food Preparation Assessment (35% of the qualification)
  • Food Commodities
  • Principles of nutrition
  • Diet and good health
  • The science of food
  • Where food comes from
  • Cooking and food preparation

 

 

SUBJECT: PHOTOGRAPHY

Exam Board: AQA

Exam board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-4200

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

  • Camera Settings
  • Darkroom Skills
  • Cameraless Photography
  • Series of smaller projects to enhance their photographic and Photoshop skills.
  • Much of yr11 is spent on completion of all coursework which is worth 60% of their final grade.
  • Mock exam and exam prep
  • Final exam

 

 

SUBJECT: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (Year 10 only)

Exam Board: AQA

Exam board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

  • Commercial production
  • Health and Safety
  • Systems design
  • Designing
  • Marking out and quality control
  • Types of materials
  • Practical skills.
  • Manufacturing processes
  • CAD/CAM
  • Environmental issues

 

Students are able to specialise in Electronics. Resistant Materials and Textiles.

Much of Year 11 will be spend on Controlled Assessment work which is 50% of the GCSE.  Students will have the opportunity to design and make an innovative and creative electronic, textiles or resistant materials product. The remaining time is spent on exam preparation and revision.

 

SUBJECT: TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY (Year 11 only)

Exam Board: AQA

Exam board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-textiles-technology-4570

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

N/A

Much of Year 11 is spend on Controlled Assessment work which is 60% of the GCSE.  Students are required to design and make and electronic product.

The remaining time is spent on exam preparation and revision.

 

SUBJECT: RESISTANT MATERIALS (Year 11 only)

Exam Board: EDEXCEL

Exam board specification weblink: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/design-and-technology-resistant-materials-2009.html

Year 10 Topics

Year 11 Topics

N/A

Much of Year 11 is spend on Controlled Assessment work which is 60% of the GCSE.  Students are required to design and make a product from resistant materials.

The remaining time is spent on exam preparation and revision.

  • A level Y12-13

SUBJECT: FINE ART

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design-2200

Year 12 Topics

Year 13 Topics

  • Mechanical forms- Series of media based experiments.
  • Lino and painting outcomes.
  • Series of smaller mixed media projects of differing themes.
  • Artist research
  • Personal Investigation.
  • Essay
  • Final Exam

 

SUBJECT: PHOTOGRAPHY

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design-2200

Year 12 Topics

Year 13 Topics

  • Mechanical forms- Series of media based experiments.
  • Lino and painting outcomes.
  • Series of smaller mixed media projects of differing themes.
  • Artist research
  • Personal Investigation
  • Essay
  • Final Exam

 

SUBJECT: PRODUCT DESIGN

Exam Board: AQA

Exam Board specification weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/as-and-a-level/design-and-technology-product-design-7552/scheme-of-assessment

Year 12 Topics

Year 13 Topics

  • Design factors – ergonomics, health and safety, sustainability, form v function, fashion, materials, costs, innovation and aesthetics
  • Design styles and movements
  • Designers and their work
  • Commercial production techniques
  • Idea generation
  • Moral issues
  • Modelling techniques
  • Product analysis
  • Materials properties
  • Project management
  • Marketing
  • Testing and Evaluation techniques
  • Copyright and Intellectual property
  • Designing for economic production
  • Product life cycle analysis and sustainable design.
  • Material area specialist knowledge – material properties, manufacture techniques
  • Industrial scale production

 

Students complete a design and make Non –examined assessment project which is 30% of A -level.

Students also sit 2 exam papers which are 50% of A-level

 

 

 

 

Extra-Curricular Activites

The activites offered by the Dept are wide and varied, some are listed below:

  • Food Technology Trips
  • Textiles club
  • Art Club
  • Photography Club
  • Bake off
  • Industry visits to Saab Seaeye and Eaton Aerospace
  • Art Gallery visits
  • Engineering Challenge Competitions with Portsmouth University
  • Develop your creativity and problem solving ability
  • Challenge Week Innovation Challenge