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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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Let all our bright
colours shine.

Technology

Staff  Designation
Mrs K Hindmarch Subject Leader
Mrs A Holmes Teacher of Technology
Mr D Holdsworth Technician for Technology

Design and Technology is a well-supported and highly valued subject with a dedicated team consisting of four experienced and highly qualified staff. We have a dedicated full time technician who supports all aspects of the subject.

We have high expectations of our pupils and aim to give them valuable experience in designing and making products that allow them to use a variety of modern and traditional production processes. Pupils use hand tools as well as CAD/CAM facilities. We aim to show pupils the value of Technology and how it plays a significant part in shaping our lives.

At KS3 pupils study design and technology for 3 hours per week on a carousel system working in Food Preapration and Nutrition, ICT and Graphics. Pupils work with a variety of materials to create a wide range of products.

Projects include:

Graphics:

  • Year 7 - 2D design 'Drink Carton'
  • Year 8 - Stationery set
  • Year 9 - Music festival promotion

Food

  • Year 7 - An introduction to food
  • Year 8 - Healthy eating - Diet and Health
  • Year 9 - Food preparation and nutrition (a foundation to the GCSE course)

In the past KS4 pupils have had the option of Food Technology, Resistant Materials and Graphic Products. The new food option for GCSE is called ‘Food preparation & nutrition’ and this course begins in September 2016, the assessment and content will be different from previous years.From September 2017 Resistant Materials and Graphics will be combined into one new qualification called GCSE Design Technology, the assessment and content will be different to previous years. 

POS - Key Stage 3 - Technology

POS - Key Stage 4 - GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

POS - Key Stage 4 - VCert in Graphic Design