Technology

Technology Department Staff

Electronic Products / Materials / Graphic Products / Food Technology

Mr S Hirst- Teacher of Electronic Products and Head of Department
Mrs N Lane - Teacher of Graphic Products and Second in Department
Miss C Pelle - Teacher of Food Technology

Mr T Fitton - Level 3 Teaching Assistant
Mrs C Warburton - Technology Technician

Technology Department Vision:

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. Design and technology makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Further Information:

To find out more about the curriculum Siddal Moor delivers, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum.


Key Stage 3 Technology Curriculum Overview:

EACH SUBJECT AREA IS DELIVERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, ONE LESSON PER FORTNIGHT.

 

Year 7 - Materials and Manufacturing

Wooden desk tidy / phone holder

  • How to accurately mark out using a steel rule, try square and marking gauge.
  • Cutting using tenon, coping and fretsaws.
  • Cutting a groove using a chisel and mallet.
  • Drilling and sanding using a pillar drill and vertical linisher.
  • Joining wood objects using PVA glue.
  • Finishing using glasspaper, varnish, wood stain or beeswax.

Nut and bolt sculpture

  • Cutting mild steel bar using hacksaws.
  • Filing and drilling mild steel bar.
  • Brazing.
  • Plastic dip coating.
  • Using a tap and dye to create a screw thread.
  • Adding a counter balance weight.

Year 7 - Graphic Design

Curriculum Outline is being updated and will be online soon.

Year 7 - Food Preparation and Nutrition

Curriculum Outline is being updated and will be online soon.

Year 8 - Electronics

Joint project with Graphic Design

Board game with electronic dice

  • Developing microcontrollers circuits and programmes.
  • Flowchart design
  • Using circuit simulation programmes.
  • Drilling printed circuit boards.
  • Populating and soldering components onto printed circuit boards.
  • Downloading programmes to microcontroller circuits and basic fault finding.
  • Case design, using CAD (computer aided design).
  • Case manufacture.

Year 8 - Graphic Design

Joint project with Electronics

Year 8 - Food Preparation and Nutrition

Curriculum Outline is being updated and will be online soon.

Year 9 - Electronics

Electronic maze game

  • Circuit simulation.
  • Using environmental sensors in circuits.  (LDR light sensors)
  • Voltage dividers.
  • Using circuit simulation software to develop printed circuit boards.
  • Drilling, populating and soldering printed circuit boards, following their own designs.
  • Transistors used as electronic switches.
  • Timing circuits.
  • Latch circuits.
  • Maze design using CAD (computer aided design).  Using more advance design tools.
  • CAM (computer assisted manufacture), using a computer controlled milling machine to cut out their maze design.
  • Product assembly. 

Year 9 - Graphic Design

Curriculum Outline is being updated and will be online soon.

Year 9 - Food Preparation and Nutrition

Curriculum Outline is being updated and will be online soon.


 


Technology Examination Courses:

Subject Title:Board:Subject Code:Qualification:Course DetailsCourse Specification
Design and Technology: ElectronicsWJEC603/0776/6GCSE (9-1)Link to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification

Design and Technology: Graphic Design

NCFE603/0845/XLevel 1/2 CertLink to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification

Design and Technology: Food Preparation and Nutrition

AQA8585GCSE (9-1)Link to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) Electronics Curriculum Overview:

 

ELECTRONICS - Course material

Delivered across year 10 and 11 and examined through two 1.5 hour written examinations in June during year 11.

Unit 1
1.1  Electronic Systems
1.2  Circuit Concepts (Current, Voltage and Power)
1.3  Resistive Components in Circuits
1.4  Switching Circuits
1.5  Application of Diodes
1.6  Combinational Logic Systems

Unit 2
2.1 Timing Circuits
2.2 Sequential Systems
2.3 Interfacing Digital to Analogue Circuits
2.4 Control Circuits
2.5 Operational Amplifiers

NEA (non-examined assessment)

During the summer term of year 10 and the autumn term of year 11, students will be completing the NEA task.

They will be asked to research, design, develop and test a circuit.  Using their own subject knowledge, they will need to combine different circuits together to effectively solve a problem that they identified themselves.

Course overview and assessment

Students will be engaged in short project work and practical activities throughout the course, to help them put into practice they electronic theory they are learning in each unit.  Each unit is supported with online assessment activities that give immediate feedback to students, enabling the students to quickly identify areas that they may need to work on. As the course progress each unit is revisited through related material and exam style questions, this is to help embed subject knowledge and prepare students for the end of course examinations.

 

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) Graphic Design Curriculum Overview:

GRAPHIC DESIGN- Course material

This information is being updated and will be online soon.

NEA (non-examined assessment)

Course overview and assessment

 

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) Food Preparation and Nutrition Curriculum Overview:

  • FOOD PREPARATION AND NUTRITION - Course material

    This information is being updated and will be online soon.

NEA (non-examined assessment)

Course overview and assessment


Some products produced by Technology students: