Design and technology at The Oaks School is an inspiring, rigorous, inclusive and practical subject that utilises pupil’s creativity and imagination. Pupils have the opportunity to study three strands of design and technology each term at KS3:
During these lessons, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils will engage in a variety of creative and practical activities where they will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in and understand the process of designing and making.KS3 Curriculum Overview Technology 2022-23
Key Stage 4
At KS4 pupils choose which strand of design and technology they would like to progress in. In order to ensure every pupil succeeds, they can work to achieve accreditation at a level appropriate to their needs and skill level.
Resistant Materials/ Textiles
Pupils will study the WJEC entry level award in Creative, Media and Performance Arts/DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY. The qualification is comprised of 4 main units and is designed to support Pupils through each area of the design and technology process. The four main units are as follows:
- DESIGNING AND MODELLING – 6220
- MAKING A PRODUCT – 6221
- PLANNING- 6222
- HEALTH AND SAFETY – 6223
The Expressive Arts Short Course provided through ASDAN is also offered in textiles.
At Key stage 4 Students will study BTEC LEVEL 1 and 2 in home cooking skills.
Being able to cook is an essential life skill.
Both units give students the opportunity to develop their cooking skills by exploring recipes for nutritious meals. Each recipe is underpinned knowledge about planning and sourcing food, hygiene and food safety. How to cook different elements of a meal to serve them at the same time are considered.
- Select and prepare
- Cooking skills
- Demonstrate food safety and hygiene