George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @S6F: Not sure what you want to do when you leave school? We offer a huge range of subjects in A Levels, Applied Generals, GCSEs and the…2 days ago
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George Pindar School @georgepindarschWe are delighted to announce that two of our staff were awarded their Thinking Reading certificate today following observation of their lessons. A big thank you to @HoratioSpeaks & the Thinking Reading team and to the students for their hard work. Well done Miss Fox & Mr Dalton! https://t.co/t2f0F4sUA26 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschGreat achievement from 10ECL who celebrated a full week of 100% attendance from the entire tutor group this morning. They were invited to a celebratory French Breakfast to reward them for this fantastic effort. #AttendanceMatters #GiveIt100% #ProudToBePindar https://t.co/lNYqkD26V16 days ago
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George Pindar School @georgepindarschY10 BTEC Health & Social Care students are at @scarborough_TEC North Yorkshire Care Academy. The focus today is on disability, disabilities in sport and an introduction to phonics in #EarlyYears. A chance to network with employers in the #healthcare sector too. #careers https://t.co/vRuRf0SRBc1 week ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschFantastic entry into the ‘Our Borough, Our Future’ competition set by @ScarboroCouncil It calls for students to design a welcome sign into the borough and also let the council know what the future of our town should look like. #OurBoroughOurFuture https://t.co/xbmJz2ilp31 week ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschGreat achievement from 8MWA/EHO who celebrated a full week of 100% attendance from the entire tutor group this morning. They were invited to a celebratory French Breakfast to reward them for this fantastic effort. #AttendanceMatters #GiveIt100% #ProudToBePindar https://t.co/Qcp0TFbgRa1 week ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschOur Year 8 ‘Stepping Forward’ group, working with @siriusminerals, had an amazing day @flamingolanduk yesterday. They were challenged to design a maths related trail around the park for future visitors. Thanks to @FutureHY @NYBEP and all involved. #Careers #MathsMonth https://t.co/uMoIPZODbF1 week ago

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Design Technology

Design Technology

Head of Faculty: Mr E Lyell

Second in Faculty: Miss B Petts

 

Key Stage 3 

In KS3 we deliver lessons that allow students to make decisions on how best to design and make useful products. Students have two lessons of Design and Technology each week; one lesson is food based and the other uses other types of materials, such as; paper, card, wood, metal, plastics, smart and modern materials. The materials are processed using a range of methods, including traditional and more modern such as 3D printing.

The emphasis in KS3 is to develop the skills that will allow each student to develop their independence and for them to provide effective solutions to a wide range of problems. We do not tell students what to do…we teach them how to ask the right questions and to work out what they need to do to solve the problem. 

Students are taught how to be responsible designers and technologists; they question why and how rather than what.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Design and Technology

Exam Board: AQA: Design and Technology

Students will be required to cover all aspects of the core content delivered as product design. Students will design and make quality products with creativity, originality and flair using a wide range of materials, new technologies and modern electronic devices. This course is partly practical with students designing and making their own prototype products. They will also be able to design and respond to design briefs and contexts. Students will learn about computer-aided design and use software to simulate electronic circuits and render 3D designs that they could print out using a 3D printer.

Assessment:

Exam (50% of GCSE, 2 hours)

What is assessed?

  • Core technical principles
  • Specialist technical principles 
  • Designing and making principles

Non Exam Assessment (50% of GCSE, 30-35 hours)

What is assessed?

Practical application of:

  • Core technical principles
  • Specialist technical principles 
  • Designing and making principles