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Technology

Technology is a subject that all students follow throughout years 7 and 8. Students study this curriculum and will visit the 4 key areas of food, graphics, product design and textiles in each academic year on a rotational basis. At the end of Y8, students can select to follow their chosen Design technology course(s) for their GCSE options and have 3 lessons per week from year 9 until the end of Y11 for any area of technology they are studying.


Students, as designers, achieving, enjoying and reaching their true potential are at the heart of the Technology area at Leeds City Academy. We always encourage students to embrace a ‘Can do’ attitude which helps to create a positive ethos. A combination of enthusiastic students who take pride in the work that they produce and teachers passionate about their subject specialist areas underpins high quality learning and results in our creative subjects. We currently offer GCSE Food (AQA) at KS4.

 

Course Delivered

  • Level 2 Food and Cookery (NCFE V Cert)

  • Level 2 Craft (NCFE V Cert) 

 

Term by Term Subject Content

Food Technology Term by Term Subject Content 

KS3

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

 Textiles

Brief Overview: multicultural cushion project – students design and make a cushion based on African culture. Students will investigate decorative techniques such as tie-dye, applique and block printing.

  Food Technology

Brief Overview: Grab 5 Healthy Eating – Pupils will look at Health & Safety, Healthy eating and how to work safely with kitchen utensils. They will also build an awareness of safe work practices.

 

 Resistant Materials

Brief Overview: Logo project –

Students will design and make a logo from plywood, following health and safety practises in the workshop. They will learn about different woods and how to analyse existing products. They will learn how to use hand tools and basic workshop machinery.

 

Year 8

Food technology –

Brief overview: Dietary requirements and nutrients

Students will learn about different dietary requirements and factors effecting food choice. Students will cook a range of dishes based on nutrients from the eat well plate.

Resistant materials

Brief Overview: Pine Box

Pupils will follow the manufacturing process to produce a box using either a mitre or a lap joint. Students will learn about sustainability in design and isometric drawing techniques.

 

Textiles

Brief overview: Smart textiles bag project –

Students will learn about smart and modern materials and their applications. Students will create a drawstring back using smart materials, including a range of decorative techniques.

KS4

Term 1

 

Term 2

Term 3

Year 9

NCFE V Cert  Craft

Decorative Techniques – Patchwork cushion

Students will  investigate and develop skills, knowledge and understanding of a variety of Textiles techniques including decorative and basic construction including:

-          Experimentation of a variety of textiles techniques

-          Evaluation of outcomes and suggestions for improvements

-          Development of a portfolio of a wide variety of textiles techniques and skills

NCFE V Cert Craft

Design Project – Dress a girl from around the world

Students will research into clothing from other cultures and use this to inspire design work. Students will develop clothing construction skills, including inserting zips and other fastenings. Students will develop fashion drawing techniques.

 

NCFE V Cert Craft

Unit 01 Exploring craft and enterprise skills

In this unit, learners will extend their understanding of how to exploit the strengths and weaknesses of materials and resources according to their ideas and intentions. They will develop techniques to use the materials and resources appropriately and will observe health and safety procedures.

Year 10

NCFE V Cert Level 2 Craft

  Unit 01 Exploring craft and enterprise skills

In this unit learners will identify and explore enterprising project opportunities, selecting one to develop further. The unit encourages learners to reflect on their own enterprise skills and to relate them to their own career progression.

NCFE V Cert Level 2 Craft

  Unit 02 Research and develop design ideas for craft items

Learners will draw ideas from a range of sources to explore possible ways forward and will develop them creatively to achieve their intended outcome(s). They will work independently on their own textile product using new and existing construction skills.

 

NCFE V Cert Level 2 Craft

  Unit 02 Research and develop design ideas for craft items

Learners will record significant points of development in their craft work and will reflect on what they have done, making appropriate modifications in response to circumstances and feedback from Teachers and peers. Learners will follow health and safety procedures when developing and adapting ideas.

Year 10

NCFE V Cert Level 2 Food and Cookery

Unit 1: Preparing to cook

Students are introduced to safe and hygienic preparation of the cooking environment and ingredients. Leaners will follow recipes to demonstrate cooking skills to produce a variety of dishes.

NCFE V Cert Level 2 Food and Cookery

Unit 2: Understand food

Learners will investigate different food sources and the factors that can affect food choice. Learners will be able to apply these factors when selecting and cooking dishes.

NCFE V Cert Level 2 Food and Cookery

Unit 3: Exploring balanced diets

Students will learn about balanced diets and the different dietary requirements. They will learn about specific nutrient requirements for different groups of people

Year 11

NCFE V Cert Level 2 Food and Cookery

Unit 3/ Unit 2:

Students will evaluate recipes and modify for particular to make healthier. Students will learn about food labelling and what it tells us about the nutrient content of food. Students will continue to investigate different food sources and apply these factors when selecting dishes to cook.

 NCFE V Cert Level 2 Food and Cookery

Unit 4: Plan and produce dishes in response to a  brief

Students will bring together their learning and skills developed throughout the course to produce a menu in response to brief. Learners will plan, make and review their completed dishes.

 

 

 

 

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For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Catherine Byfield (Active and Design subjects )