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Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Blessed George Napier
Catholic School and Sixth Form
Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Part of the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company

Design & Technology

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Aims of the Department:

  • To develop the designing and making skills of the students through the knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and techniques.

Key Stage 3

The students are taught in mixed class groups, which are organised in a rota system, covering the areas of Product Design, Food Technology and Textiles Technology (following the National Curriculum Programmes of study levels 3-9).

Key Stage 4

Students will choose a specific area to work within (Product Design or Textiles Technology) and will undertake a two year course of study culminating in the production of a folder of work supported by practical items.  Assessment is in the form of a written exam (50% of marks) and coursework (50% of marks).

PRODUCT DESIGN

Key Stage 3 students work though a variety of modules to design and produce an assorted range of products.  Modules include polymers, timber, structures, mechanisms, graphics and CAD/CAM.

Key Stage 4 students study processes leading to a production of a designed product as part of the GCSE coursework. 

CONSTRUCTION

This course is designed as an introduction to the construction industry.  Students work towards a BTEC Award in Construction (Level 2).

Students will progress through a variety of units including:

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction and Design
  • Maths and Science in Construction

They will also undertake practical work in bricklaying and trowel skills and carpentry and joinery skills.

Although materials and equipment will be supplied, students will be expected to provide their own protective clothing i.e boiler suit and steel toe-capped boots.