George Pindar School @georgepindarschOutstanding work from our Monday team at GPS. Our keyworker students and staff created Easter greetings for staff and residents of a local care home. Thanks to Miss Fox and Mrs Robinson for the inspiration! We hope these special members of our community enjoy receiving them! https://t.co/CkTAqxTTnl22 hours ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschIn school today, our Key Worker’s children completed "The Great Pindar Bake Off Technical Challenge" and baked fabulous Victoria Sponges. What a fantastic afternoon! Well done all of you and enjoy! #ProudToBePindar #StaySafe https://t.co/xUvXlc9qXk4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschRT @exploretutors: Coming this Monday 6th April, Mid-Morning Maths with @Bobby_Seagull available to everyone! 🤩Join us on: Mondays for ages…4 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschYear 11s, Lisa at Sidewalk is offering support for your next steps. We are living in unprecedented times and we know that some of you are feeling utterly bewildered. Help is at hand. Please do take the time to have a read. (Turn your phone sideways and stretch the image out!) https://t.co/jMA1EhMblX5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschGreat to see our students so engaged with their online learning. Amelia embraced last weeks catering theme of using the "rubbing in" method to make some scones (Well done on finding some flour!) They look great Amelia, well done #ProudToBePindar #staysafe https://t.co/LpS8EPFJyX5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschWe understand that our Year 11 students will be anxious about their next steps in these unprecedented times. Mrs Bilton has been in touch with several local post-16 providers and you can find their updates here: https://t.co/YRcRkoeeRE5 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschThe current unprecedented circumstances mean that our students are spending more time than ever online. Please take a moment to review this vital information about staying safe online: https://t.co/zkHIOdb91j6 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschPlease see images below re. arrangements for free school meals. https://t.co/RkLPeWZjD36 days ago
George Pindar School @georgepindarschMore numbers you can call if you are in need of support or are struggling for food supplies: Hub- 01723 232527 Rainbow Centre- 01723 5006632 weeks ago

GEORGE PINDAR SCHOOL IS PART OF

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