Key Stage 3
KS4 Resistance Materials
KS4 Textiles
KS4 Food and Cookery

KS3 Technology

 

Our KS3 curriculum is designed to build student confidence in working with a wide range of tools and equipment in different areas of Technology. Our key focus will be developing a student’s practical skills as they focus on making quality products. We want students to be proud of what they make and happy to take it home.

 

What will my child learn about in Technology during KS3?

 

Students will follow a rotation of the different Technology areas throughout KS3.

They will complete projects in Resistant Materials, Food and Textiles.

Each project has a theme and is based around students working towards the completion of practical outcomes.

The main focus of each project is the making, but students will still undertake some research and design work, as well as evaluating their outcomes.

 

What type of homework will be set?

 

Homework’s set in Technology are aimed at improving literacy skills and at the consolidation of knowledge for the material area in which they are working.

These will involve students completing a glossary of key terms, as well as identifying what they need to complete and what they need to achieve.

 

How will my child be assessed?

 

Students are assessed on their completed project work as well as a sitting a test at the beginning and end of each project.

The project work is assessed against criteria linked to the academy tiers and it is shared with students each lesson.

The test at the beginning is to establish a student’s starting point, and the test at the end is to identify what progress has been made.

At the end of each project students are identified as either working above their target, on their target or below their target.

 

How can I support my child's learning at home?

 

Ensure that your child arrives to lessons with their planer, pen, pencil and ruler.

Support your child with their homework and if they wish to attend after school catch-up activities.

Help foster an enthusiasm for Technology and develop motor skills by involving them in activities at home such as helping in meal preparation (shopping, cooking and washing-up), helping with the maintenance of textiles product (washing, ironing and repairing), and basic DIY.

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KS4 Resistant Materials

 

Course Title and type of qualification: VCERT Craft Resistant Materials

 

What will I learn?

V Certs are technical alternative qualifications to GCSEs at Key Stage 4 and are

an exciting opportunity for students to build upon KS3 and continue to regularly make products using woods, metals and plastics.

 

The main focus of this course is to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required to create products using resistant materials.

 

Students will be able to:

  • Use resistant materials, and tools and equipment in a safe and competent manner
  • Develop analytical and research skills
  • Evaluate their own work, develop ideas and learning through the design process
  • Develop an understanding of health and safety considerations in a workshop environment
  • Develop an overview of enterprise skills and characteristics present in successful enterprising individuals
  • Develop communication skills through a range of media.

 

How will I be assessed?

  • Unit 01 - Exploring Resistant Materials and enterprise skills
    • (Mandatory internally assessed portfolio of evidence)
  • Unit 02 - Research and develop design ideas for Resistant Materials products
    • (Mandatory internally assessed portfolio of evidence)
  • Unit 03 - Respond to a Resistant Materials brief
    • (Mandatory externally assessed assignment)
  • Unit 04 - Produce final Resistant Materials products
    • (Mandatory internally assessed portfolio of evidence)

 

What could I move onto?

This qualification will support students to move on to any qualification in the areas of Resistant Materials at KS5.

 

Examination Board: NCFE

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KS4 Textiles

 

Course Title and type of qualification: VCERT Craft Textiles

 

What will I learn?

V Certs are technical alternative qualifications to GCSEs at Key Stage 4 and are

an exciting opportunity for students to build upon KS3 and continue to regularly make textiles products.

 

The main focus of this course is to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required to create products using fabrics such as clothing and soft furnishings.

 

Students will be able to:

  • Use textiles and fabrics, and tools and equipment in a safe and competent manner
  • Develop analytical and research skills
  • Evaluate their own work, develop ideas and learning through the design process
  • Develop an understanding of health and safety considerations in the textiles environment
  • Develop an overview of enterprise skills and characteristics present in successful enterprising individuals
  • Develop communication skills through a range of media.

 

How will I be assessed?

  • Unit 01 - Exploring Textiles and enterprise skills
    • (Mandatory internally assessed portfolio of evidence)
  • Unit 02 - Research and develop design ideas for Textiles items
    • (Mandatory internally assessed portfolio of evidence)
  • Unit 03 - Respond to a Textiles brief
    • (Mandatory externally assessed assignment)
  • Unit 04 - Produce final Textiles products
    • (Mandatory internally assessed portfolio of evidence)

 

What could I move onto?

This qualification will support students to move on to any qualification in the areas of textiles and fashion at KS5.

 

Examination Board: NCFE

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KS4 Food and Cookery

 

Course Title and type of qualification: VCERT Craft Food and Cookery

 

What will I learn?

This is a new qualification and therefore the specification is still awaiting approval. It is due to be published in February. The information below is what the exam board hope to include, although this could change.

 

Working in food or cookery requires a passion for food, an understanding of how it impacts on the body and a wide range of culinary skills.

Students who study in this field will develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, problem solving and health and safety practices. Studying an NCFE qualification in food and cookery and its related industries will help pupils understand the sector and work on their own skills in a practical, hands-on way.

 

Students will learn to:

  • Prepare and cook using basic skills.
  • Understand food and its functions in the body and in recipes.
  • Understand balanced diets and modification of recipes for health.
  • Plan and produce dishes for a purpose.
  • Ensure a safe and hygienic environment.

 

How will I be assessed? (tbc)

The qualification will consist of internally assessed work, externally assessed work and an exam. They units are likely to look at:

  • Preparing to Cook
  • Understanding Food
  • Exploring Balanced Diet
  • Plan and produce dishes in response to a brief

 

What could I move onto?

Pupils who achieve the Food and Cookery qualification could progress to:

  • Advanced A Level in Design and Technology
  • Food Technology or Home Economics
  • a Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery
  • a Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles.

Careers could include a chef, nutritionist, catering, food marketing, product development and diet related industries.

 

Examination Board: NCFE

 

 

 

Links & Resources

Abbey Multi Academy Trust,

c/o Chapter House,

Abbey Grange Church of England Academy,

Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 257877

enquiries@abbeytrust.org

Bishop Young Academy

Bishops Way

Seacroft

Leeds

LS14 6NU

 

Tel: 0113 273 9100  Fax: 0113 273 4216

info@bishopyoungacademy.co.uk

Company No.: 07705552