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Pupils

Design and Technology

Design and Technology pupils develop designing and making skills, learn about electronics, computing, engineering, CAD, CAM, materials and textiles technology.

They also develop business critical skills in problem-solving, innovation and team-work.

We have a strong, dedicated team who have a range of specialisms to support students to help them achieve their full potential.

  • Mr A Crick (Head of D&T and Teacher of Resistant Materials and Construction)
  • Mr J Baxter (Teacher of Food)
  • Miss C Geraghty (Teacher of Graphics and Resistant Materials)
  • Mrs A Skipper (Teacher of Textiles)
  • Miss R Whitaker (Teacher of Graphics and Textiles)
  • Mr R Meads (Technician)
  • Mr G Williams (Technician)

Key Stage Three

Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups in Years 7, 8 and in Year 9. They have two hours of Design and Technology per week. The pupils rotate around the technology areas each year. They spend a total of 18 hours in each of the four areas. Each area specialises in a different material – Resistant Materials (wood metal and plastics), Graphic Products (card, plastics and computer graphics), Textiles (fabric) and Food.

Key Stage Four

Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups for the two years. In Year 10 and 11 pupils receive five hours per fortnight of their option subject.

Design & Technology

The Design and Technology prepares students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.

This GCSE allows students to study core technical and designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment. They will also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth.

Exam Specification: Eduqas - Design and Technology GCSE (C600QS)


Food Preparation and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. It encourages learners to cook and enables them to make informed decisions about food and nutrition and allows them to acquire knowledge in order to be able to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life. It will allow the students to understand the huge challenges that we face globally to supply the world with nutritious and safe food.

Exam Specification: WJEC - Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE (C560P)


Construction

This qualification is for pupils wishing to gain some understanding and some practical experience of the variety of trades in the Construction industry. The qualifications cover a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas: 

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry and Joinery

Exam Specification: City & Guilds – Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction Skills (6219-06)

Key Stage Five

Reepham College offers A-level Graphic Communication. Please see the college website & prospectus for more details.

www.reephamcollege.com/for-students-and-parents/subjects


Accommodation and Resources

The Technology department is made up of four specialist rooms and all are equipped with subject relevant equipment. We have a well-equipped food and catering room, a textiles room with sublimation printing, a graphics room with a full Adobe suite and CAD/CAM facilities and a more traditional woodwork and metalwork rooms with a heat treatment area.


* For detailed information on the Design & Technology, please refer to the Parents Guide to the Curriculum.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

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