Design & Technology - Key Stage 4

In Year 10 students have the opportunity to continue their studies in Design & Technology by opting from a range Key Stage 4 courses. We offer a number of GCSE courses at GCSE these are:

WJEC GCSE Design & Technology - Resistant materials Technology

Students design & manufacture a range of products from wood metals & plastics using hand, machine and computer controlled tools. They cover units in Materials properties & processes, Sustainability, CAD/CAM, Designing, Product analysis, evaluation and study two designers.

WJEC GCSE Catering

Students develop their knowledge and skills in working with food and making attractive, quality, food products. Students study two units. Which cover food preparation and manufacture, nutrition, Food Hygiene and legislation.

WJEC GCSE Health & Social Care

Students are taught to understand the organization and running of health care services and to understand human growth & development. This is done through investigation and evaluation of a range of services and organizations. Students examine issues which affect the nature and quality of human life, including an appreciation of diversity and cultural issues.

GCSE courses are studied for 2½ hours per week by students

In addition students who prefer a more vocational focus in their study can choose to study from:

EDEXCEL BTEC Construction

Students develop a broad range of construction knowledge & skills through studying units in Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Painting & Decorating & Tiling as well as supportive theory work in health & safety and sustainability. To gain the award students must complete all units to a set standard.

EDEXCEL BTEC Hair & Introduction to Hair & Beauty

Students are taught a broad range of skills, techniques and theory in styling and caring for hair and a wide range of beauty treatments along with client care and communication skills.

Design is the process of making things better for people. - Richard Seymour

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