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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 Design Technology
Rotation AFood and Nutrition   
In this 13 week rotation, students will have an introduction to food and nutrition including healthy living and being learning about the science behind nutrition focusing on how producers can extend the life of our foods without impacting quality. Food and Nutrition has a Students would take part in a wide range of practicals such as enzymic browning through fruit salads, healthy pasta salads, how to manipulate ingredients for different purposes. They will produce a range of breads including rolls and Chelsea buns as well as using pastry in different recipes including jam tarts and cheese and onion triangles. Students will have demonstrations of each practical and develop their theoretical knowledge behind it.
Assessment: There will be practical and written assessments. The mid point assessment will include a technical challenge based on skills developed and students will create a tear and share bread following a recipe but with no demonstration as well as a written assessment. The end of unit assessment will be a Showstopper Challenge where students will design and make either a bread or pastry product and using the theoretical knowledge, ensuring the health factor. This will be accompanied by a written assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Rotation BTextiles   
In this 13 week rotation, students will produce a product reflecting the work of Claus Oldenburg, acquiring the knowledge of artists and how to use this to inform design decisions. Students will be introduced to hand and machine sewing, and with the confidence built in this area, they will use the techniques to create a final product; a cushion inspired by their favourite food wrapper. Through the module students will gain knowledge of materials, and their properties, textile equipment and its uses, as well as how to build a workable design specification. On completing their cushion, pupils will develop their graphical knowledge to design and make packaging, suitable for a retail environment. Students will gain a full understanding of health and safety when using all equipment including irons.
Assessment: There will be practical and written assessments. The mid point assessment will be a written assessment based on the skills developed and theory learnt so far. The end of unit assessment include a practical assessment in which students will produce an individual product for a will be a a cushion inspired by their favourite food wrapper in the style of Claus Oldenburg. Key Words and Terms
 
Rotation CProduct Design
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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