Design and Technology & Resistant Materials 

Design and Technology is taught to all pupils in Bank View High School from years 7 to 11 (including nurture groups).

In Design and Technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design systems and make products that meet human needs, developing confidence in using their practical skills.

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Lower School (Years 7, 8 & 9)

In Food Technology the pupils follow the Licence to Cook programme which is designed to give the pupils the ability to use the equipment in the Food Technology room safely and confidently. The pupils prepare a range of dishes that help to develop their practical skills.

The pupils should learn to:

  • Understand the principles of Nutrition & Health.
  • Cook predominantly savoury dishes so they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy & varied diet.
  • Become competent in a range of cooking techniques.
  • Understand the source, seasonality & characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.

National Curriculum information can be found on the following link

In Resistant Materials the pupils complete simple Design and Make tasks to help them become familiar with the specialist equipment give them confidence to work with the different materials available e.g. wood, metal and plastics.

Upper School (Years 10 & 11)

Pupils follow an examination course in either Food Technology or Resistant Materials.

In Food Technology the pupils follow the Welsh Board two year GCSE examination course.

Please use the following link to find out more about the examination course.

In Resistant Materials the pupils follow a two year Entry Level course.

Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13)

Pupils study the Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate. (Safer Food Handler)

Homework Links

Homework for Year 10 & 11 click on GCSE Food Technology

Homework for Years 7, 8 & 9 KS3 Food Technology