Design Technology at Bishop Barrington is delivered in 4 specialist fully equipped and well maintained workshops. As a result, all lessons are delivered in appropriate environments which reflect best practice in our specialisms. All the staff in the department are well qualified and experienced and provide a high level of expertise across all material areas. All department members share a common approach and work cohesively as a team to review, develop and update the curriculum.
At Key Stage 3, pupils follow a broad, balanced course that covers Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Graphics and Electronics. The curriculum has been devised to ensure that it is rich in challenge and excitement and aims to introduce students to a variety of materials and technologies. Below is brief overview of what modules the students will study in Key Stage 3.
At GCSE we follow the AQA Food Preparation and Nutrition Syllabus. The course ensures students develop an understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. Students will also learn about British and international culinary traditions, food security and food safety.At the heart of the qualification is a focus on developing practical cookery skills and a strong understanding of nutrition. An overview of the course is stated below:
Design Technology is also a popular option choice with students at Key Stage 4. It promotes a passion for learning and inspires young people to raise their expectations. In Year 10, pupils can opt to study the AQA Exam Board GCSE Resistant Materials, Food Technology, Graphics or Engineering. Pupils at Key Stage 4 also have the opportunity to take part in industrial visits linked to their chosen specialism.