St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

 design technology

Intent Statement

Design & 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. Pupils 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, pupils develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. 

Cooking and Nutrition teaches pupils how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils also opens a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

Technology Department Staff 

Mr L Waterworth - Subject Leader of Technology

Mrs M McGowan - Food & Nutrition 

Miss K Aird - Technician 

Key Stage 3

In years 7, 8 and 9 pupils complete two units in Design and Technology and Cooking and Nutrition

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Design & Technology Health & Safety in the WorkshopMulti material Ball Bearing Game Project. Design and make project using basic hand tools and workshop machinery. Multi material pencil case using including use of CAD/CAM.Develop further each pupils understanding and experience in the workshop with multiple tools and machines safely. Primary User specific CAD CAM clock using multiple materials.Pupils demonstrate knowledge and skills in the design and make process to manufacture an complete and working product.
Cooking & Nutrition Food hygiene and safetyDeveloping Practical skills- making products such as Fruit salad,Bolognaise, Curry,SWeet and sour Chicken, Cakes and Biscuits Cereal and cereals products.Practical skills Bread,Pizza,Chelsea buns.Pastry and pastry products. Convenience foods /Food choices . Practical work in relation to this topics ranging from products such as Burgers,lasagnes Brownies ,Kebabs