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Technology – KS4

Course name: GCSE Hospitality and Catering

Examination Board and syllabus no:

WJEC 4748

Course Outline

The following topics are covered:

  1. The industry – hospitality, food and drink
  2. Job roles, employment opportunities and relevant training
  3. Types of service provided and the related client groups.
  4. Health, safety and hygiene
  5. Food preparation, cooking and presentation
  6. Nutrition and menu planning, preparation and presentation
  7. Costing menus and events and portion control
  8. Specialist equipment
  9. Communication, teamwork and record keeping
  10. Planning for functions and events.
  11. Customer care.
  12. Standards of service.
  13. Environmental consideration

Assessment

UNIT 1: Catering skills related to food preparation and service – 30%

Controlled Task 120 marks (120 UMS)

Two practical tasks selected from a bank of six WJEC set tasks.  Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.

45 hours in total.

UNIT 2: Catering, food and the customer  – 20%

Written Paper 1 ¼ hours 80 marks (80 UMS)

One written paper, which will be externally set and marked.  All questions compulsory and targeted at the full range of GCSE grades.  The paper will contain short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from the Catering content.

UNIT 3: Hospitality skills related to events and functions

Event Based Task 120 marks (120 UMS)

One event based task taken from a list of WJEC set tasks.  Internally assessed using WJEC set criteria and externally moderated.

45 hours in total. 30%

UNIT 4: Hospitality and the customer

Written Paper 1 ¼ hours 80 marks (80 UMS)

One paper, which will be externally set and marked.  All questions compulsory and targeted at the full range of GCSE grades.  The paper will contain short-answer, structured and free response questions drawn from the hospitality content. 20%

Homework

This is set at least once per week but at certain times of the year e.g. when students are doing practical exams they may be doing a lot more.

Equipment required

Writing and drawing equipment, a memory stick, a plastic container to transport practical work.

Useful publications/websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/

http://www.wjec.co.uk/

Supporting your child’s progress

Allow students to practice their cooking skills at home.

Students will be given checklists and a sheet containing deadlines for the Coursework.

They are also given guidelines for the completion of Coursework. Please check these and go through them with your child.

Check all homework is being completed and handed in on time.

Course name: GCSE Home Economics: Child Development – AQA

Examination Board and syllabus no:

AQA

Course Outline

  • Parenthood
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Diet, health and Care of the child
  • Support for the Parent and Child
  • Pre-school provision.

Assessment

Course work comprises 60% of the final grade

  1. Research Task 20% of Final grade, 30 Marks. One task is submitted from a choice set by AQA. It involves 7 hours of supervised work.
  2. Child Study 40% of Final grade. It is the study of a single child under 5 years old. It is closely linked to the “Development of the child”. It includes research based on an AQA set task. It involves 20 hours of supervised work spread over 6 months.
  3. A written paper 40% of Final grade.

Homework

This is set at least once per week but at certain times of the year they may be doing more.

Equipment required

Other than writing materials no specific equipment is required. A personal notebook is advised for recording draft coursework information

Useful publications/websites

http://www.aqa.co.uk

Lonsdale Revision Guide – available at a reduced price from school.

Child Development Controlled Assessment Guide. Hodder Education

ISBN 978-1-444-12248-0

Supporting your child’s progress

Students will be given checklists and a sheet containing deadlines for the Coursework.

They are also given guidelines for the completion of Coursework. Please check these and go through them with your child.

Check all homework is being completed and handed in on time.

Course name: GCSE Design and Technology: Graphics

Examination Board and syllabus no:

OCR J303

Course Outline

There are four units:

1. Unit A531: Introduction to designing and making

  • · Developing research and investigation skills
  • · Developing drawing skills
  • · Modeling
  • · Evaluating process

2. Unit A532: Sustainable design

  • Consideration of products
  • Consideration of the environment
  • Consideration of society and the economy.

3. Unit A533: Making quality products

  • Designing         for a need
  • Working with tools and equipment
  • Evaluating         the product.

4. Unit A534: Technical aspects of designing and making

  • Working with tools and materials
  • Selecting processes
  • Designing for success.

The students make extensive use of technical drawings, card, smart materials and various other display materials to produce point of sale displays, pop up books and detailed models. The use of ICT is encouraged using software such as Techsoft 2D Design, Prodesktop and Google Sketchup.

Assessment

Unit  1: Introduction to Designing and Making

Internally assessed Controlled assessment

20 hours

60 marks

30% full course

Unit 2: Sustainable Design

Externally assessed Written examination

1 hour

60 marks

20% full course

Unit  3:      Making Quality Products

Internally assessed Controlled assessment

20 hours

60 marks

30% full course

Unit 4: Technical Aspects of Designing and Making

Externally assessed Written examination

1 hour 15 minutes

60 marks

20% full course

Homework

This is set at least once per week but at certain times of the year they may be doing more.

Equipment required

Writing and drawing equipment, a memory stick, a plastic folder to complete work at home

Useful publications/websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gcse/dt/graphics/index.html

http://www.technologystudent.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

http://www.designinsite.dk/

Supporting your child’s progress

Students will be given checklists and a sheet containing deadlines for the Coursework.

They are also given guidelines for the completion of Coursework. Please check these and go through them with your child.

Check all homework is being completed and handed in on time.

Course name: GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials

Examination Board and syllabus no:

OCR (J306/J303)

Course Outline

This is a 2-year GCSE Course. During this time, students carry out a number of small design & make projects and product investigations on different themes by using a range of materials and techniques.

In Resistant Materials, pupils make use of wood, metals, plastics, textiles and smart materials. The use of ICT is encouraged together with other software such as Techsoft 2D Design, Prodesktop and Google Sketchup.

 

Unit  1:      Introduction to Designing and Making

•        Developing research and investigation skills

•         Developing drawing skills

•         Modeling

•         Evaluating process

Unit 2: Sustainable Design

•        Consideration of products

•        Consideration of the environment

•        Consideration of society and the economy.

Unit  3:      Making Quality Products

•        Designing for a need

•        Working with tools and equipment

•        Evaluating the product.

Unit 4: Technical Aspects of Designing and Making

•        Working with  tools and  materials

•        Selecting processes

•        Designing for success.

In Resistant Materials the coursework (Unit 1), which is, 30% of the GCSE grade, starts September 2011 and continues to June 2012. This plan works well so that pupils can benefit from an intensive revision programme before sitting for their examinations (Unit 2) at the end of Year 10.

In Year 11 pupils will produce another design and make portfolio (Unit3) and sit for an examination (Unit 4) at the end of the year.

In order to be successful in the above subjects, pupils must demonstrate creativity, develop and display good designing skills, show good making skills and show constructive evaluation with future modifications. At all times, pupils must show discipline and respect in the workshop environment, as safe-working practices are essential.

The skills that pupils are taught in Resistant Materials will assist pupils who wish to pursue a career in Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveyance and Product Design.

Assessment

Unit  1:      Introduction to Designing and Making

Internally assessed Controlled assessment - completed during year10

20 hours

60 marks

30% full course

Unit 2: Sustainable Design

Externally assessed Written examination – taken at the end of year10

1 hour

60 marks

20% full course

Unit  3:      Making Quality Products

Internally assessed Controlled assessment – completed during year 11

20 hours

60 marks

30% full course

Unit 4: Technical Aspects of Designing and Making

Externally assessed Written examination – taken at the end of year11

1 hour 15 minutes

60 marks

20% full course

Equipment required

Writing and drawing equipment, a memory stick, a plastic folder to complete work at home

Useful publications/websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

http://www.ocr.org.uk/

http://www.technologystudent.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/

http://www.designinsite.dk/

http://science.howstuffworks.com/

Supporting your child’s progress

Students will be given a deadline sheet of all expected coursework. It is essential that all students adhere strictly to all deadlines. Students will need to make prior preparations/research for the set controlled assessments. Please check these and go through them with your child.

Check all homework is being completed and handed in on time.

Course name: GCSE Textiles Technology

Examination Board and syllabus no:

Edexcel

Course Outline

Students will cover the following topics:

  • materials and components
  • industrial and commercial processes
  • analysing products
  • designing products
  • technology
  • sustainability
  • ethical design and manufacture.

Students have to:

  • design creatively
  • make products
  • apply systems and control, computer-aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), digital media and new technologies (where appropriate)
  • analyse and evaluate processes and products.

Assessment

Unit 1 Creative Design and Make Activities

Coursework 60%

The students have the option of completing their coursework unit in two different ways.

  • Through a combined design and make activity where they design a product and then make a model of it.
  • Through separate design and make activities where they design  one product and make another.

Unit 2 Knowledge and Understanding of Textiles Technology

Examination 40%

The examination is based on a structured exam paper of 1½ hours length. The exam will consist of multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-writing questions.

Homework

This is set at least once per week but at certain times of the year students may be doing more.

Equipment required

Writing and drawing equipment, a memory stick, a plastic folder to complete work at home

Useful publications/websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/design/
http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/gcse09/dt/Textiles/Pages/default.aspx

Supporting your child’s progress

Check all homework is being completed and handed in on time.