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Park High School

Park High School

Year 9

Knowledge and understanding

The skills and knowledge developed in Year 9 are directly linked to those needed in the five different GCSEs and BTEC in Engineering.

Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE

  • Hygiene in food storage and handling.
  • Food preparation, combing and shaping skills.
  • Starch based sauces, reduction sauce, and emulsion sauces.
  • Making bread and pastry dough.
  • Steam, egg, chemical and biological raising agents.
  • Setting with eggs.
  • Building knowledge of healthy eating, nutrition and the consequences of a poor diet.
  • Master chef competition. 

Product Design GCSE

  • Using cultural influences to design and model a building to scale.
  • CAD CAM project – introduction to CAD and CAM to create a mould for mass production.
  • Design a product for the future – designing to meet the need of a target group. Model ideas and produce a prototype.
  • Garden wildlife project – design and manufacture a wooden product to encourage wildlife into gardens. 

Textiles GCSE

  • Skills in construction techniques such as pleats, gathers, seams, fastenings, hems and pockets.
  • Use these skills to design and make a bag.
  • Textiles and sustainability including ethical fashion. Recycle a clothing product.
  • Pattern cutting – customising and developing garments.
  • Timed practical assessment from pattern (above)

Engineering (GCSE and BTEC)

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture – acrylic egg cup and Xs and Os.
  • Problem solving team activity using electric motors - Wacky racer.
  • Mechanisms and motion - Grabber challenge.
  • Structures – perfect pylons.
  • Metal shaping – tie holder.
  • Technical drawing – 3rd angle orthographic projection, isometric, exploded and dimensioning.
  • Electronic egg timer – theory of electronic components and circuit building. CAD/CAM casing.

Electronics GCSE

  • Electronics license.
  • Introduction to CAD.
  • Developing theory and application of knowledge for:
  • Capacitor circuit.
  • Transistor circuit.
  • Flip flop circuit.
  • Thyristor breadboard circuit.
  • 555 Astable
  • Blinking light
  • Flashing decorations.
  • 555 Monostable
  • Bag alarm
  • Clap switch
  • Advanced CAD unit. 

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

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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