At Evolve Academy all our pupils are given the opportunity to develop useful and lifelong skills through the medium of a robust Design Technology curriculum that will enable them to succeed in life. Throughout the academic term pupils complete a range of cooking/DT topics that enables them to showcase their creative edge.
KS3 Design & Technology Content+
Cooking and Nutrition Overview
As part of their work with food, pupils will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.
Design Technology Overview
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They will work in a range of domestic and local contexts [for example, the home, health, leisure and culture], and industrial contexts [for example, engineering, manufacturing, construction, food, energy, agriculture (including horticulture) and fashion]. When designing and making.
Some of the topics we cover:
- Health and Safety
- Nutrition and healthy eating
- Food preparation
- Understanding equipment and their uses
- Sensory testing/Food labelling
- Food sourcing and development
- Materials and their uses
- Using hand tools
- Powered machinery for projects
- Examples of Food & Design Technology+