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Sir Jonathan North College

Sir Jonathan North College

Design Technology

Design and Technology

The Design and technology faculty offer a range of practical subjects and learning experiences to develop student's creativity and skills for problem solving with a range of materials. We have 3 purpose built workshops.

Year 7 and 8 courses studied : fashion and textiles, food and nutrition, resistant materials.

Students have a one hour lesson per week and approx 13 week rotations in each subject.

Year 9 courses studied: resistant materials, food and nutrition, fashion and textiles

Students have a one hour lesson per week and will study subjects twice over the academic year in shorter rotations. In the first 6 weeks students will complete their final design and make project . In the second 6 weeks students will work in teams to complete challenges. Students will experience a different way of working with objectives and skills taught to both prepare students for the world of work, and to introduce them to the key stage 4 curriculum.

Design and Technology Qualifications offered

The following GCSE courses are offered as option subjects at Key Stage 4:

Design and Technology - fashion and textiles,

Design and Technology - product design,

Food Preparation and Nutrition.

The design and technology team offer educational trips, competitions and enrichment experiences for all year groups to including: Cadbury's world visit, De Montfort university final shows tour and workshop with lecturers, a cross curricular STEM day working with engineers, Clothes Show Live trip, local college fashion show trips, key stage 3 Rotary technology challenge competition, key stage 4 Rotary young designer of the year competition, young chef of the year competition.

“I loved working on our team project for the Royal Society of Arts Design competition.  We chose our own Design teams and worked like a real design company to solve a design problem.  It was really useful to have feedback from a professional designer, as well as our teachers.”  Hajra Khan 10.5

“Design and Technology teaches you a new skill set.  You learn how to problem solve and use different materials and techniques.  But you also learn about design in the real world and I can now really see that I could be a professional designer.”  Naomi Lindsey 10.6

The Design and Technology team:

·         Miss E Stanton- Curriculum team leader, fashion and textiles teacher

·         Miss E Eldredge- Deputy curriculum team leader, resistant materials teacher

·         Miss S Allen- Food and Nutrition teacher

·         Mrs B Hall - Food and Textiles technician

·         Miss Annie Southin  - Resistant materials technician