Design and Create

Our Design and Technology curriculum allows pupils to build a substantive and essential body of knowledge across all Design and Technology specialisms to allow them to have a broad understanding of the subject.

Covering a variety of practical and creative skills highlighted in both KS3 and KS4 curriculum; we also encourage the development of additional skills such as problem solving, creative and lateral thinking and cross curricular learning. Embedding and developing skills crucial to the world of work.


Head of Faculty

Mrs Z. Marchant (z.marchant@temac.co.uk)


Subject Hours per Week (KS3) Hours per Week (KS4) Exam Specification
Design Technology 1 Option subject: 3 AQA Design & Technology (8552)
WJEC Hospitality & Catering Level 1/1 Award (Spec A) (5569QA)
Cambridge National Level 1/2 Certificate Home Economics: Child Development (J818)
Art 1 Option subject: 3 AQA Art & Design (8201)
AQA Art & Design: Photography: Lens based and light-based media (8206)
Y10-AQA Art & Design – Three Dimensional Design (8205)

Year 7

One period per week of technology following elements of the National Curriculum and the skills required for GCSE in the specialist areas. Pupils work on a carousel around all four technologies, to gain knowledge in each specialist area.

Year 8

One period per week of technology following elements of the National Curriculum and the skills required for GCSE in the specialist areas. Pupils work on a carousel around all four technologies, building on their skills and knowledge in each specialist area.

Year 9

One period per week of technology following elements of the National Curriculum and the skills required for GCSE in the specialist areas. Pupils will rotate into Hospitality and Catering and 3D Design. This will build on skills used and moving forward into KS4. Pupils will complete a STEM rotation , before selecting their GCSE options. Pupils will then be placed into their option choices to build skills ready for GCSE.

GCSE Design and Technology

  • Exam Board: AQA
  • No. of Controlled Assessments: 1
  • No. of Exams: 1 – sat at the end of Year 11
  • Unit 1: NEA: Development and prototyping to produce a made product, worth 50% of the final grade
  • Unit 2: Written exam worth 50% of the final grade. Preliminary material released for pupils in HT3 of Year 11. Worth 50% of final grade

GCSE 3D Design (GCSE Art specification) 2019-2021

  • Exam Board: AQA
  • No. of Projects: 3, a Mock exam will commence in the HT1 of Year 11
  • No. of Exams: One – HT3 – HT5
  • Unit 1: Projects worth 60% of the final grade
  • Unit 2: Exam worth 40% of the final grade. Preliminary material released for pupils in HT3 of Year 11

L1/2 Hospitality & Catering

  • Exam Board: WJEC
  • No. of Controlled Assessments: 1
  • No. of Exams: One – sat at the end of Year 11
  • Unit 1: Controlled assessment with practical, worth 60% of the final grade
  • Unit 2: Written exam worth 40% of the final grade

Art

The East Manchester Academy’s Art and Design curriculum allows pupils to develop their full potential in terms of creativity, imagination, sensitivity and spirituality. Our art and design curriculum enables them to express themselves effectively and confidently using a wide range of skills, media and materials. In art and design pupils are encouraged to draw on knowledge and experiences from across the curriculum and from their own life experiences allowing them to create purposeful and meaningful responses. We aim to provide an experience that will last for life and lead to desire for further study and development different subject areas.

The KS3 curriculum enables pupils to build their confidence whilst exploring new materials and techniques. As pupils progress to year 9 the projects become more independent enabling them to prepare for GCSE. Pupils will explore artists, crafts people and designers from different cultures and art movements. The KS3 curriculum allows pupils to take risks and experiment with materials and techniques which in turn develop their resilience.

The KS4 curriculum enables pupils to become independent, reflective and critical thinkers. Pupils work to themes in which they explore and develop their own ideas to create personal and meaningful responses. Through research and analysis into artists, crafts people and designers pupils explore their themes. Pupils become more confident in taking risks and learn from experience when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques.

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