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Severn Vale School

An Academy

Design and Technology

DT Food

Year 7

Students spend 2 terms in Food learning a range of basic recipes suitable for the family including bolognaise, scones and pizza.  They will demonstrate good food hygiene and be able to identify and use equipment safely. 

Year 8

Students spend 2 terms developing their food knowledge focusing on Fruit and vegetables and why they are important in the Teenage diet.  Students explore a range of new recipes for the family including fruit crumble, vegetable curry and shortcrust pastry.

Year 9

Students spend the year extending their existing knowledge of nutrition and practical skills.  They will cover a range of topics including multi-cultural foods, cereals and look in further depth at the nutritional needs of different groups of people.   Students study for the basic food hygiene certificate.  Students will cook every fortnight and will cover recipes including Choux buns, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Thai Curry.

Year 10

Students undertake a 2-year GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.  The qualification covers a range of complex practical skills ready for the 2 pieces of internal assessment.  Students will cover topics such as nutrition, food provenance, food hygiene and functions of ingredients.

Year 11

Students will complete the 2-year GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition course.  Students will undertake both NEA tasks specified by the Eduqas exam board.  NEA 1 involves an investigation into the working properties of an ingredient.  NEA 2 will involve development of a range of dishes which result in a 3 hour practical assessment.  Students will also complete the specification content ready for the final exam in the Summer term.

 

DT Textiles

Year 7

Students spend two terms carrying out a range of practical skills using the sewing machine.  They will learn basic construction and decoration techniques including hems, seams and applique.  Students will then apply these skills to a design task and produce a personalised cushion cover. 

Year 8

Students spend 2 terms developing their knowledge of Fashion and Textiles and making accessories for a Teenager.  Students will look at current trends and develop their knowledge of sustainability.  Techniques such as tie dye, batik and computerised embroidery are used to embellish a bag of their own design.

Year 9

Students study Fashion and Textiles for the year focusing on garment making, accessories and soft furnishings.  A range of complex construction and decoration techniques are taught including darts, gathering, setting sleeves, hand and machine embroidery and designing and printing of students own fabric.

Year 10

Students undertake a 2-year NCFE Creative Craft Level 2 qualification completing 4 modules focusing on fashion and textiles. During Y10 Students undertake 2 units following a Festival theme to explore and create a range practical outcomes.

Year 11

Students complete their CA piece which is externally assessed and involves completing a high-quality product based around the Culture or Celebration theme.  Students will also complete the specification content ready for the final exam in the Summer term.

 

DT- Resistant Material

Year7

Students spend two terms undertaking a range of practical skills using plastic and metal where they learn a mixture of CAD/CAM and hand tool skills along. During this project students will also learn how to use various drawing techniques to aid designing.

Year 8

Students spend two terms undertaking a range of practical skills using wood where they learn a mixture of CAD/CAM and hand tool skills along. During this project students will also learn how to use various drawing techniques to aid designing.

Year9

Students participate in a carousel of projects which develops further their understanding of wood, metal and plastics along CAD/CAM.

During the year students create a wide array of products including a desk top tidy, steady hand game and a metal bottle opener.

Year 10

Students undertake a 2-year NCFE Creative Craft Level 2 qualification completing 4 modules. During Y10 Students undertake a range of tasks which incorporate both designing and making

Year 11

Students complete their CA piece which is externally assessed and involves completing a high-quality product in a material of their choice.