Textiles and Food Technology
Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, ICT and art. Students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable. Through the evaluation of past and present products, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
The department aims to ensure all pupils:
• Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
• Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
• Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
• Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to prepare and cook a wide range of complex yet relevant products.
All students in Years 7 to 9 KS 3 currently study Textiles and Food Technology.
In Year 9 students are introduced to the principles of Product Design using Resistant Materials and modelling materials.
Find out more about the AQA GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition here.
Find our more about the AQA GCSE in Textile Design here.