Technology and Health

The department is compiled of eight teaching staff and two technicians, with the technicians supporting in Engineering, Product Design, Food Technology and Textiles.

The department benefits from a dedicated computer suite with specialist software. We also have a number of CAD/CAM machines including laser cutters, a 3D printer and CNC machines. There are two workshops, one of which is dedicated to the delivering of Engineering. The department has two well-resourced Food Technology rooms and in Textiles, we have a number of sewing machines and heat presses.

Meet the team

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Mrs J South

Head of Department j.south@danum.outwood.com

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Mr A Hall

Second in Technology a.hall@danum.outwood.com

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Mr W Potter

Teacher of DT w.potter@danum.outwood.com

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Mrs S Higgins

Teacher of DT and Health and Social Care s.higgins@danum.outwood.com

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Ms D Calver

Teacher of DT and Health and Social Care d.calver@danum.outwood.com

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Overview of Technology in KS3

Classes follow a carousel system in 4 material areas, to enable students to experience all subject specialisms. Rotations are on average 9 – 12 weeks long and give students the opportunity to study 3 main assessment areas of the curriculum: D&T in Society, Designing and Making & Evaluating. Students work through specialist booklets targeted towards the completion of at least one practical object per specialism. In Year 7, projects range from a night light, a cam toy, a T shirt and eight food products in Year 7. In Year 8, students’ complete projects ranging from a mobile phone holder, a speaker, and eight food products.

Year 7 Carousel:

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Year 8 Carousel

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs South, Head of Department

Overview of Technology and Health in KS4

BTEC Level1/2 First Award in Engineering (Examination board: Pearson)

Students develop their practical skills through the use and experience of a range of Engineering equipment and machining techniques. Students investigate Engineering products, learning about the importance of specifications, material properties and the manufacturing processes involved. Assessment is in the form of the completion of assignment briefs based on Machining Techniques and Investigating an Engineering product. Students also sit an examination based on The Engineering world.

Food Preparation and Nutrition (Examination board: WJEC)

Students develop their practical food skills, through the planning and preparation of a range of dishes, using a wide range of commodities including meat, fish, eggs, milk, fruit and vegetables. Students gain an understanding of the functional properties of these materials, along with principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Assessment in the final year of the course includes 2 controlled assessment tasks worth 50% of the final grade, and a written examination lasting 1 hour 45 minutes, also worth 50% of the final grade.

BTEC Level1/2 First Award in Health & Social Care (Examination board: Pearson)

Students learn about growth and development and the factors that impact on these areas. Each life stage is covered in detail and the physical, intellectual, emotional and social aspects of development are also presented. The Care Values employed by Health and Social Care practitioners are also reviewed, for example promoting dignity and respect for clients. Students will also learn about the need for effective communication in Health and Social care settings, including the management of language barriers and non-verbal communication. Students will also learn about the principles of nutrition and healthy eating and the need to modify diets for a range of clients with special dietary needs. Assessment is in the form of the completion of assignment briefs based on Care Values, Effective Communication and Nutrition for health and well-being.

Students also sit an examination based on Human Lifespan and Development.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs J South, Head of Department

Overview of Technology and Health in KS5

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (NQF) (Pearson)

The course develops theoretical and practical knowledge, understanding and experience of the Engineering sector, along with the development of thinking, problem solving and intrapersonal skills. Students complete a wide range of units, developing an understanding of not just hard Engineering in the form of machining processes and manufacturing techniques, but also wider aspects, for example Health and Safety, design techniques and applications, commercial and quality principles and properties of metals.

In Year 12 assessment takes the form of:

Unit 2: Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (Internally assessed coursework)
Unit 5: A Specialist Engineering Project (Internally assessed coursework)
Unit 10: Computer Aided Design in Engineering (Internally assessed coursework)

In Year 13 assessment takes the form of:

Unit 24: Maintenance of Mechanical Systems (Internally assessed task)
Unit 25: Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials (Internally assessed coursework)
Unit 26: Mechanical Behaviour of Non-Metallic Materials (Internally assessed coursework)
Unit 42: Manufacturing Primary Forming Processes (Internally assessed coursework)

Three Units are also covered across both Year 12 and 13, these are:

Unit 1: Engineering Principles (Externally assessed 2-hour exam)
Unit 3: Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (Externally assessed, project)
Unit 4: Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (Internally assessed coursework)
AS/A2 Health and Social Care (Single and Double award) (AQA)

The course develops knowledge and understanding in a range of Health and Social Care topics. Students will learn about effective communication, common health disorders and the effective treatments and patient pathways for these disorders. Students will also investigate how children learn, including reviewing the work of educational theorists. Students also investigate practitioner roles, mental health disorders and examine food requirements of individuals and generate exercise plans for clients.

For students following the double award route, assessment is:

In Year 12, assessment takes the form of:
Unit 1: Effective Care and Communication (portfolio)
Unit 2: Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care Pathways (exam)
Unit 3: Life as a Challenge (exam)
Unit 4: Educating Children and Young People (portfolio)

In Year 13, assessment takes the form of:
Unit 5: Learning and Development (exam)
Unit 6: Practitioner Roles (portfolio)
Unit 7: Food and Fitness (exam)
Unit 9: Understanding Mental Disorders (portfolio)

Students following the single award qualification complete units 1 and 3 in Year 12, and units 6 and 7 in Year 13.
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs J South, Head of Department and Mr A Hall, Second in Department.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs J South, Head of Department

Overview of Technology and Health in KS5

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (NQF) (Pearson)

The course develops theoretical and practical knowledge, understanding and experience of the Engineering sector, along with the development of thinking, problem solving and intrapersonal skills. Students complete a wide range of units, developing an understanding of not just hard Engineering in the form of machining processes and manufacturing techniques, but also wider aspects, for example Health and Safety, design techniques and applications, commercial and quality principles and properties of metals.

In Year 12 assessment takes the form of:
Unit 2: Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team (Internally assessed coursework)
Unit 5: A Specialist Engineering Project (Internally assessed coursework)
Unit 10: Computer Aided Design in Engineering (Internally assessed coursework)

In Year 13 assessment takes the form of:
Unit 24: Maintenance of Mechanical Systems (Internally assessed task)
Unit 25: Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials (Internally assessed coursework)
Unit 26: Mechanical Behaviour of Non-Metallic Materials (Internally assessed coursework)
Unit 42: Manufacturing Primary Forming Processes (Internally assessed coursework)

Three Units are also covered across both Year 12 and 13, these are:
Unit 1: Engineering Principles (Externally assessed 2-hour exam)
Unit 3: Engineering Product Design and Manufacture (Externally assessed, project)
Unit 4: Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering (Internally assessed coursework)

AS/A2 Health and Social Care (Single and Double award) (AQA)
The course develops knowledge and understanding in a range of Health and Social Care topics. Students will learn about effective communication, common health disorders and the effective treatments and patient pathways for these disorders. Students will also investigate how children learn, including reviewing the work of educational theorists. Students also investigate practitioner roles, mental health disorders and examine food requirements of individuals and generate exercise plans for clients.

For students following the double award route, assessment is:

In Year 12, assessment takes the form of:
Unit 1: Effective Care and Communication (portfolio)
Unit 2: Understanding Health Conditions and Patient Care Pathways (exam)
Unit 3: Life as a Challenge (exam)
Unit 4: Educating Children and Young People (portfolio)

In Year 13, assessment takes the form of:
Unit 5: Learning and Development (exam)
Unit 6: Practitioner Roles (portfolio)
Unit 7: Food and Fitness (exam)
Unit 9: Understanding Mental Disorders (portfolio)

Students following the single award qualification complete units 1 and 3 in Year 12, and units 6 and 7 in Year 13.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mrs J South, Head of Department and Mr A Hall, Second in Department.