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.
· 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 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.