The Design & Technology team at Richmond Park Academy encourages students to adopt an imaginative, creative and practical approach to problem-solving. This is achieved through designing, making and evaluating products.
It is important that students experience a wide range of technological challenges which will encourage them to think through practical problems before developing potential solutions.
One of the most popular elements of design and technology at Richmond Park Academy is the making, or practical outcomes. We pride ourselves in our ability to get the best out of our students who, year after year, produce stunning products after going through the all important design process.
There are three areas studied in design and technology which are textiles, food technology/catering and product design.
This year we will be enriching our students' learning with visits to the Design Museum and the V&A as well as inviting specialists into school to lend their expertise. We are also always looking to develop cross-curricular links, for example with science, art, ICT as well as history and geography.
Year 7In Year 7 students have two 50 minute lessons of design and technology per week which will be part of four exciting cross-curricular projects. Students will spend a term and a half on each:
In Year 8 students have two 50 minute lessons of design and technology per week.
In Year 9 students have two 50 minute lessons of design and technology per week. There are three projects which will run on a carousel system and each group will spend one term in each.
9T students also have an extra 50-minute lesson per week where they will have the opportunity to work in the three different subject areas on a series of enterprise projects. These will change throughout the year. All KS3 students are assessed after every project their progress is recorded on our Doddle assessment system and effort grades provided. Students are set one homework every two weeks which should take Years 7, 8 and 9 a minimum of 30 minutes.
Product Design (OCR)
At Key Stage 5 the students have the opportunity to take A Level Product Design and BTEC Hospitality and Catering Level 3.
Product Design (OCR)
Ms S Alexis - Subject Leader
Ms T Perry
Ms H Hunter
Ms L Banks
Mr J Chevous - Technician
Ms J Torres - Technician
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