Design Technology

Design Technology at St Peter's is taught to all pupils in year 7 and 8, where they are given the opportunity to explore a range of ‘design and make’ activities, which encourage them to develop skills and knowledge within the subject.

In Year 9 pupils can opt to study Design and Technology or V.cert Food and Cookery.

The Design and Technology Curriculum is designed to promote opportunities to create, innovate, design, make and evaluate a variety of well-crafted products that are fit for purpose.

Pupils will be taught the technical skills to execute practical tasks, thereby developing confidence to increase their skills, knowledge and competence in using materials, machinery, techniques and processes.

Pupils should develop valuable practical skills and use these safely with a range of resistant and non-resistant materials, drawing media tools and equipment, in both 2D and 3D design.

They will be shown how to communicate their ideas and designs skilfully and accurately in 2D and 3D, using a variety of techniques, including digital technology and CAD Design. Students in KS4 Are encouraged to participate in the KMF Young Engineer of the year competition to experience real world problems and challenges. Further developing their subject knowledge with a focus on real world engineering and new smart technologies.

During their education they will learn about good design, everyday products and understand and use the correct technical terminology within a Design and Technology framework.

They will be allowed to investigate and analyse the rich history of design and technological innovation and the work of others, including iconic designs, to inform their own work. They will be shown developments in design and technology and the responsibilities of designers, including designing for the environment and learning to appreciate the importance of sustainable design.

Food Technology at St Peter's is taught to all students in year 7 and 8, where they are given the opportunity to explore a range of practical food skills, which encourages them to develop skills and knowledge within the subject.

Students will be taught the technical skills to execute practical tasks, thereby developing confidence to increase their skills, knowledge and competence in different ingredients and cooking techniques.

In year 7 we look at healthy eating and encourage students to make health choices about the dishes they choose to prepare. Students will cook a range of healthy dishes which allows them to gain valued life skills. Along with the practical work students are taught how to be safe in a kitchen and the basics of food hygiene.

In Year 8 students move on to look at foods from around the world learning about the different cultures and ingredients used. Students will have a choice of dishes to prepare and cook throughout the duration of their time in food. Culminating in them being able to cook a three course meal.