Hospitality & Catering Key Stage 4

Year 10

Year 10 Curriculum Overview Topics
Term 1 Theory Content covered: Core Technical Principles

Section 1 – New and emerging technologies
1) Industry and enterprise
2) Sustainability and the environment
3) People, culture and society
4) Production techniques and systems
5) Informing design decisions

Practical Projects
• Project 1 – Acrylic Animals
Knowledge: polymers, paper and boards, types of design.
Skills: line bending, cutting, designing, scroll saw, filing and sanding.
• Project 2 – Wooden Clocks
Knowledge: new technologies, CAD software, CAM, types of design.
Skills: laser cutting, designing with CAD, hand sketches.
• Project 3 – Shibori Dyeing Processes
Knowledge: working properties of textiles, types of dyeing, cotton.
Skills: resist dyeing (kumo shibori, itajime shibori, tie dyeing)

Theory Content covered: Core Technical Principles

Section 2 – Energy, materials, system and devices
1) Energy generation
2) Energy storage
3) Modern materials
4) Smart materials
5) Composite materials and technical textiles
6) Systems approach to designing
7) Electronic systems processing
8) Mechanical devices

Practical Projects

Mini contextual analysis
1) Students will analyse a given context by creating a mind map and then expanding it into mood boards and identifying a potential target market. Using this information students will create their own design brief and specification to focus their investigation throughout the project.
2) Students will learn how to analyse existing products using ACCESSFM. Students will then use their research, analysis and drawing techniques to create a range of initial and developed designs that are suitable and meet the needs of their specification.
3) Students will create a final design of their product. This design will be annotated to fully communicate their design ideas and explain how it is fit for purpose, identify the materials they would use, include the correct dimensions and include and references to themes and styles.

Term 2 Theory content covered: Core technical principles and specialist technical principles

Materials and their working properties.
1) Papers and boards
• Sources, origins and properties
• Working with papers and boards
• Commercial manufacturing, surface treatments and finishes
2) Natural and manufactured timbers
• Sources, origins and properties
• Working with timber based materials
• Commercial manufacturing, surface treatments and finishes
3) Metals and alloys
• Sources, origins and properties
• Working with metal based materials and fixings
• Commercial manufacturing, surface treatments and finishes
4) Polymers
• Sources, origins and properties
• Working with polymer based materials and fixings
• Commercial manufacturing and quality control
5) Textiles
• Sources, origins and properties
• Working with textile based materials and fixings
• Commercial manufacturing and quality control

Practical Projects
Mini contextual analysis (continued)
4) Students will manufacture their prototype. Students will be asked to keep a manufacturing diary to show how they have problem solved to develop their prototypes and improve on any mistakes.
5) Students will evaluate their progress throughout the project. They will reflect on their manufacturing diary and begin to evaluate how suitable their prototype is for their customer and whether or not it meets the manufacturing specification.

Theory content covered: Specialist technical principles

Common specialist technical principles
• Forces and stresses on materials and objects
• Improving functionality
• Ecological and social footprint
• The six Rs
• Scales of production
Electronic Systems
• Selection of materials and components
• Working with electronic components
• Commercial manufacturing and quality control

Practical Projects
Pewter jewellery project
Knowledge: metals, working properties of metals, CAD software, types of design.
Skills: pewter casting, laser cutting, filing and sanding, designing with CAD, CAM.

Term 3 Exam preparation:
• Types of questions found in the Design and Technology exam.
• Techniques for extended writing.
• How to give appropriate examples in exam responses.

Revision of theory knowledge gained throughout the year and how to apply it in the exam.
• SECTION 1: New and emerging technologies.
• SECTION 2: Energy, materials, systems and devices.
• SECTION 3: Materials and their working properties.
• SECTION 4: Common specialist technical principles.
• SECTION 5A: Papers and boards
• SECTION 5B: Timber based materials
• SECTION 5C: Metal based materials
• SECTION 5D: Polymers
• SECTION 5E: Textile based materials
• SECTION 5F: Electronic systems
• SECTION 6: Designing principles
• SECTION 7: Making principles

Practical Projects

3D Printing
• Students will gain knowledge of the applications of 3D printing within industry in architecture, fashion and product design. Students will be shown how a 3D printer works and will be made aware of the health and safety surrounding the design and manufacture of 3D printed objects.
• Students will be introduced to CAD software used to design products for 3D printing – TinkerCAD.
Knowledge: CAD, CAM, 3D printing, industry, careers
Skills: 3D printing, designing with CAD, CAM, hand sketches.

Begin non-examined assessment (1st June onwards)
• Students will be introduced to the iterative design process. Students will be given a context to analyse and conduct independent research into a chosen theme.
Students will analyse their chosen context by:
• Creating a mind map
• Creating a mood board
• Identifying a design problem
• Identifying a target market
• Creating a design brief and specification

 

Year 11

Year 11 Curriculum Overview Topics
Term 1
Non Exam Assessment – students are set 3 ‘contexts’ by the AQA exam board from which you need to create your own project. This challenge is a short statement or sentence that provides students with a starting point from which to design.Previous AQA NEA contexts have included designing for……

A high profile sporting event
Addressing the needs of the elderly
Children’s learning & play

Students will use the skills and knowledge from Y10 to design and make a working prototype and producing a portfolio of evidence.
Term 2 NEA continued

Mock Exam Preparation Students will recap taught content from Y10
Mock Exam

Revision of theory knowledge gained throughout the year and how to apply it in the exam.
• SECTION 1: New and emerging technologies.
• SECTION 2: Energy, materials, systems and devices.
• SECTION 3: Materials and their working properties.
• SECTION 4: Common specialist technical principles.
• SECTION 5A: Papers and boards
• SECTION 5B: Timber based materials
• SECTION 5C: Metal based materials
• SECTION 5D: Polymers
• SECTION 5E: Textile based materials
• SECTION 5F: Electronic systems
Term 3 Revision
• SECTION 6: Designing principles
• SECTION 7: Making principles

Final Exam