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Park High School

Park High School

Year 7

In Design and Technology in year 7, students spend one term in each of the three specialisms: Food Technology, Textiles Technology and Product Design.

Food Technology

Themes: culture, health, environment, agriculture

Design and development

  • Consider the environmental aspects of food and packaging
  • Adapt existing recipes to make them healthier
  • Sensory test existing products
  • Communicate ideas orally or with sketches

Make

  • Make a wide range of different savoury dishes that offer a healthy and varied diet
  • Make a small range of healthier desserts to support a balanced diet
  • Use hand tools and machinery with precision
  • Combine ingredients with precision

Technical Knowledge

  • Understand the principles of nutrition
  • Understand how ingredients and dishes should be stored to ensure hygiene and safety
  • Understand the seasonality of ingredients

Evaluate

  • Sensory test products to identify future improvements
  • Ask the target market or other interested groups to evaluate the final idea or product

Textiles

Themes: culture, construction, environment, fashion

Design and development

  • Use a variety of approaches to generate creative ideas (e.g. bio mimicry)
  • Identify problems in my designs and solve them
  • Develop ideas using sketches
  • Communicate ideas orally 

Make

  • Select appropriate tools
  • Use hand tools with precision
  • Use the sewing machine with precision
  • Apply decorative techniques with precision

Technical Knowledge

  • Understand the properties of natural and man-made fabrics
  • Understand and apply knowledge of technical construction of textiles products

Evaluate

  • Analyse the work of past or present designers
  • Evaluate designs and products to identify improvements

Product Design

Themes: the home, construction, energy, engineering

Design and development

  • Use a variety of approaches to generate creative ideas (e.g. bio mimicry)
  • Develop innovative designs rather than what already exists
  • Identify problems in my designs and solve them
  • Develop ideas using modelling and sketches

Make

  • Select appropriate tools
  • Use hand tools safely and with precision
  • Use machinery such as the belt sander, pillar drill and scroll saw with precision

Technical Knowledge

  • Understand the properties of materials such as wood and plastics

Evaluate

  • Test and evaluate the final idea or product and suggest improvements

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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