Design & Technology
Design & Technology is a popular and key area of the curriculum. All pupils follow a course in Design Technology at KS3 and can opt for a range of courses in KS4, expectations and achievements are high.
Specialist Design and Technology Rooms
The Textiles and Food rooms are purpose built, well equipped each with an ICT suite of 10 and 6 computers respectively. There are two workshops one dedicated to Resistant Materials and the second combines Resistant Materials as well as Electronics and Engineering. One workshop has an ICT suite of 5 computers. The Product Design room is well equipped with an ICT suite of 14 computers.
Scheme of Work
Key Stage 3
At KS3 there are five separate subjects to be studied: Electronic Products, Food Technology, CAD, Product Design and Textiles Technology. Pupils complete a unit in four of each subject area during an academic year.
Key Stage 4
All Pupils in year 10 & 11 have the option to specialise in one area and complete a GCSE course in this subject. At Key Stage 4 we also offer BTEC First Certificate in Engineering and Construction and the Built Environment Our results in 2015 were excellent: with 74% of pupils gaining GCSE grade C or equivalent.
Quality is a word that is used a lot at The Snaith School, the design and production of excellent products is paramount in the work we do, whether it be in the presentation of a Food product or the way an Electronic device is soldered together or indeed, the level of finishing required in Textiles.
GCSE Food and Nutrition
GCSE Product Design
GCSE Electronic Products
BTEC First Certificate in Engineering
BTEC Construction and the Built Environment
We have been able to invest in modern technology; this is used widely in all areas of the subject and by all pupils to both raise the quality of products manufactured but also to extend the range and complexity of the work produced. Most subject areas have access to Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) equipment ranging from an embroidery machines in textiles to, CNC milling, 3 D printers and a laser cutter which are used extensively in all courses. All rooms have interactive whiteboards.
The most important asset of any department is the staff, within Design & Technology all staff are approachable and very professional and support pupils by providing a stimulating working environment that is both challenging and rewarding.
Employment and Apprenticeships Colleges:-
- A and AS Product Design
- A and AS Product Design
- BTEC National Diploma Engineering
- BTEC National Diploma Construction
- C & G Electrotechnical Technology (Electrical)
- Diploma in Hospitality and Catering
- BTEC National Diploma Civil Engineering
- Diploma Electrical Engineering
- C & G Hospitality and Catering