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Technology and food

Curriculum Intent

At Grace Academy, students receive a Design and Technology and Food curriculum which allows them to build on pre-existing knowledge through creativity, designing and making. Students are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they progress through the curriculum. Our extra-curricular provision allows students expand on their knowledge and skills giving them the opportunity to apply these in a wider context.

We pride ourselves on having an inclusive department where our schemes of work include a range of culturally influenced projects. We use a range of equipment and machinery to equip students to utilise these when making their products inside or outside of school.

We want our students to be able to use all the knowledge and skills that they have developed through their learning journey in Design and Technology and apply to any career path they wish to take.

Qualification information: 

Food and nutrition: https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/hospitality-and-catering-level-1-2/#tab_overview

Resistant materials: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

Curriculum content:

Attached are the curriculum maps which outline the sequence we use in order to structure our learning. If you would like to support your child's learning, we have attached links to Oak National Academy who provide lessons, activities and resources for commonly taught topics. Please use the curriculum map for this subject before visiting:

https://teachers.thenational.academy/subjects/design-technology/key-stages/key-stage-3

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