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Design and Technology gives our students the skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed and made world and to harness the benefits of technology. 

Students learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative and to make creative use of a variety of resources to improve the world around them.

Staff

Mrs A Zannetou    
Curriculum Team Leader – Technology Art and Design
a.zannetou@minster.notts.sch.uk

Curriculum

KS3

At Key stage 3 students attend two lessons per fortnight rotating on a carousel through different material areas. This enables students to develop core skills in cutting, joining, combining, and finishing a wide range of materials.

KS4

At GCSE level, students attend 4-5 lessons per fortnight.

GCSE Design and Technology

Board and Specification

Edexcel Design and Technology (9-1)

Assessment Components

Non Examined Assessment (NEA) (Written Coursework)  50%
External Exam (Written Exam) 50%

Recommended Study Aids

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Design and Technology Student Book By Andrew Dennis, Tim Weston , Mark Wellington ,  Jenny Dhami and  Trish Colley

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Board and Specification

AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Assessment Components

Non Examined Assessment (NEA) (Written coursework)   50%
  • Task 1: Food investigation (30 marks)
  • Task 2: Food preparation assessment (70 marks)
External Exam (Written Exam) 50%

Recommended Study Aids

Grade 9-1 GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition - AQA Revision Guide