Powerful knowledge is the realisation that most of the products we interact with are designed by humans, for humans for a reason. Students are made aware that design (problem solving) provides solutions for human needs and sometimes desires. Students are to know that design is there to aid comfort, transport, physical need, mental and health needs, communication and for aesthetic reasons. Real world problems are used to develop the students' understanding of the huge, life-changing role and impact a designer can have.
This is manifested in the final piece of NEA, where students apply their knowledge and understanding of design and the process of design following the Iterative design process- DISCUSS- EXPERIMENT-EVALUATE (REPEAT)
Underpinning this NEA project is a raft of knowledge that will be demonstrated throughout their work and also form the knowledge needed for the formal examination.
Knowledge topics, either taught discreetly or part of NEA.
UNIT 1 New and emerging technologies
UNIT 2 Energy, materials, systems and devices
UNIT 3 Materials and their working properties
UNIT 4 Common specialist technical principles
UNIT 5 Specialist materials and properties- Wood, Metal, Polymers, Textiles, Electronics, Paper and boards
UNIT 6 Designing principles
UNIT 7 Making Principles
Hospitality and Catering:
UNIT 1: The Hospitality and Catering Industry
UNIT 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action
The key literacy/vocabulary overlaps each Unit (All key terms/ vocabulary are on the knowledge organisers)
CAD, CAM, JIT, compatibility, planned obsolescence, disposability, precision, sustainability, overproduction, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, carbon offsetting, one off, batch, mass production, CNC, EPOS, additive manufacturing, crowdfunding, co-operatives, fairtrade and automation.
Finite, fracking,renewable, pneumatics, hydraulics,kinetic, biomass, biodegradable, nanomaterials, metal foams, composites, carbon neutral, polymers, analogue, digital, monostable, Astable, oscillating, reciprocating, rotary, linear, levers, linkages, range of electronic components ( diode, resistor, thermistor, thermostat, capacitor, toggle switch etc.)
Function, aesthetics, ergonomics, anthropometrics, ethical, cultural, microns,GSM, strength, elasticity, ductility, malleability, hardness, toughness, comparison, synthetic.
Tension, compression, torsion, shear, lamination, stabiliser, annealing, seasoning, webbing, reinforcing, fabric interfacing
Ferrous, non ferrous, alloy, composite,thermoplastic, thermoset plastic, veneer, manufactured board, (Textile knowledge needed as follows) pattern, seam allowance, pressing, applique, embroidery, overlocker.
Biopolymers, polymerisation, monomers, catalyst, fractional distillation, plasticisers, stabilisers, pigments, LCA (life cycle assessment), abrading,deforming, reforming, vacuum forming, extrusion, rotational moulding, blow moulding, injection moulding.
Unit 6 & 7
Outsourcing, PPE, risk assessments, data sheets, iterative, feedback, (range of Art & Design movements e.g.Bauhaus), user- centred design, intuitive design, design fixation, oblique projection, orthographic projection, isometric projection, perspective, exploded drawings, schematics, tolerances,prototypes, allowances, tessellation, SI units, templates, jigs, oxidisation, corrosion, uv degradation.
Mathematics that thread through all units
Mechanical advantage, load, effort, ratio, gear ratio, velocity ratio, speed, acceleration, force, work, trigonometry, algebra (COS/TAN/SIN), volumes, area, scaling, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction.
Hospitality and Catering:
Commercial residential, Commercial Non -residential, Non Commercial residential, Non Commercial Non-residential, Counter Service, Buffet service, Cafeteria, Carvery service, Table service, Gueridon system, ratings, restaurant standards, environmental standards, employee, employer, worker, managers, administrators, front of house, back of house, chef de cuisine, sous chef, chefs de partie, commis chef, boucher, entremetier, friturier, garde manger, grillardin, patissier, poissonier, rotisserie, saucier, boulanger, decoratateur, glacier, confiseur, plongeur, personal attributes, workflow, Risk Assessment, accident report, hazard, RiDDOR, HASAWA, COSHH, MHOR, PPER, microbes, cross contamination, bacteria, moulds, fermentation, germinate, spores, allergies, intolerances, symptoms, anaphylaxis, lactose, coeliac, legislation, labelling regulations.
Balanced diet, good nutrition, nutrients, sources, whole foods, protein, macronutrient, HBV, LBV, amino acids, carbohydrates, glucose, fructose, galactose, maltose, sucrose, starch, pectin, dextrin, dietary fibre, on-starch polysaccharide, fat, essential fatty acids, solid fats, liquid plant oils, fat soluble, insulates, energy, vitamins, micronutrients, water soluble, minerals, calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium, potassium, hydration, vegan, pescatarian, deficiency, growth, movement, coagulated, denatured, gelantised, boiling, steaming, poaching, baking, roasting, stir - fry, preparation, storage, A la carte, Cyclic menu, Du Jour Menu, Table d’hote, Entree, Carbon footprint, food provenance, fossil fuels, non-renewable energy, organic, production, food miles, reduce, reuse, recycle, food waste, sustainability, customers, organoleptic, appetising, senses, cooking techniques; hydrating, tenderising, kneading, pureeing, crimping, laminating, moulding, piping, aeration, julienne, brunoise, deboning, segmenting, emulsifying, reduction, sauteing, caramelising, water-bath, blanching, garnishes, portion, accompaniments.
Appreciation of how the region currently sits with regard to industry and industrial links.
Students are encouraged to see the positive and negative aspects of ‘Design’ in its broadest sense in the region and to have an understanding of the history of design and manufacture here in East Anglia.
Specialist industries- Offshore renewable energy hub in the region- Lowestoft/Gt Yarmouth.
F1 racing hub and specialist ‘feeder’ industries in the region- Lotus etc.
Electronic and communication industries particularly rapid expansion and world leading in Cambridge.
Links to mainland Europe from this region.
Food production - sugar beet, cottage industry, local farm - seasonal produce,
Local Hospitality and catering establishments - commercial and non commercial, residential and non residential.
Formal assessment takes place at end of course NEA - 50%, Examination - 50%
Hospitality and Catering:
Formal assessment takes place at end of course Unit 1: Examination - 40%, Unit 2: NEA - 60%
Information on further education options and career advice within the Design Technology displays within the department.
Advice and knowledge passed down from the teacher. Visual examples of work by older students at GCSE and A Level.
Various jobs within the Design Technology/Hospitality and Catering sector discussed when looking at various Designers and types of design work within projects.