Technology in Year 7
In Year 7 students follow a carousel system which changes every 6 weeks, allowing them to cover 6 Technology modules in each year. The content of the modules is shown below.
Food Technology (two modules)
Over the two modules students acquire knowledge of hygiene and safety, healthy eating and basic nutrition, basic equipment and sensory analysis.
Practical skills are also developed through the making of Mini Pizza, Flapjack, Fresh Fruit Salad, Vegetable Bake, Rock Cakes.
Assessment in Module 1 & 2 consists of 3 sections – Making, Evaluation and a Written Test. Each aspect is graded and then an average is taken.
Design Technology (two modules)
Over the two modules students learn the basics of accurate measuring and marking out, CAD/CAM and packaging nets. The properties of various materials including MDF, Acrylic and High Impact Polystyrene will also be covered.
Practical skills learned in these modules include Drilling, Polishing, Vacuum Forming and the use of basic Hand tools.
Assessment is carried out in the form of grading. Grades are given for design, modelling, manufacture and evaluation.
Computer Aided Design (two modules)
Over the 2 modules students learn how to use the CAD package Google SketchUp.
Assessment in these modules consists of various Design tasks and an evaluation. Each aspect is then graded.