NEW IN 2012. WHAT ARE THE OPTION CHOICES OF DT COURSES IN 2012? THERE ARE 5 CHOICES: GCSE TEXTILE DESIGN OR GCSE CATERING OR GCSE FOOD AND NUTRITION OR GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN ORONE OF THE ABOVE AS A MINOR NON-EXAM COURSE
WHY I SHOULDCONSIDER STUDYING A DT COURSE ?
• They are fun and enjoyable subjects to study.• They are extremely creative.• There are a wide range of career pathways and university courses linked to these subjects.• Theskills that you will develop are transferable and very beneﬁcial for a student who wants to demonstrate the following: organisational, independent, research, evaluative, creative, innovative, problem-solving, design, making and presentation skills.• You can get excellent examination results.
COURSE STRUCTURES• Youdesign and make • Coursework only creative products. consists of a 20 page A3/A4 portfolio or an e-portfolio• Time on the course is spent worth 60%. being experimental, creative and developing • Written exam is worth practical skills and specialist 40%. subject knowledge. • Portfolio is assessed resources• Excellent internally. Continuous support you on the vle. internal assessment, support and guidance throughout the course.
SPECIALISM• Studying these courses will enable you to specialise in a design context. If studying Food & Nutrition or Catering you will work with Food. In Textiles you will work with fabrics. In Product Design you will work with wood, metals and plastics.• All practical work is completed at school in lesson time.• For GCSE Food it particularly compliments students taking GCSE Science, IT, Media and PE.• For GCSE Textiles, product design it particularly compliments students taking GCSE Art, Drama, Media, Science and IT.
READ THROUGH SOMECOMMON MISCONCEPTIONS TRUE OR FALSE
•A GCSE in any of the DT courses is more difﬁcult than other GCSE courses. FALSE: The effort and work involved is equal. You are assessed internally by your teachers so you can improve your grade during the course.• GCSE Food and GCSE Textiles are just for girls to study. FALSE: Both courses are for boys and girls. Look at how many successful male designers, technologists and master chefs there are.• Youneed to be good at drawing and illustrating to do Textiles? FALSE: You will develop these skills on the course and can use computers to assist you with ﬁgure templates.
•I need specialist equipment at home to do Textiles, Food or Product Design FALSE: You will complete all your practical work in school so you do not need any specialist equipment at home.•I can decide what I want to make for my portfolio project. TRUE: You decide on the product but the exam board sets the theme.• Itis not worth doing Textiles or Food if you have no interest in being a chef or designer. FALSE: This course will provide you with a wide range of valuable and transferable life skills that can be applied and used throughout life while studying at university and entering a career in any pathway.
• I can do GCSE Art and GCSE Textiles. TRUE: They compliment each other very well and are manageable to take together.• Previous exam results are excellent for Food and Textiles. TRUE: For example, 50% of students studying Textiles last year received an A*-A.• I can use Textiles or Food if I do the DT Product Design course. FALSE: You may use the materials in small quantities but you won’t specialise in Food or Textiles. To specialise you need to do GCSE Textiles or Food.
You can specialise in DT courses after GCSE in Year 12/13 TRUE: You can study through 2 pathways: - Science route-an International Baccalaureate route with Group 4 Experimental Sciences and take IB DT: Textiles, Human Factors, Food or CADCAM at Standard or Higher level or -Art & Design route -an International Diploma route with BTEC Level 3 Art & Design:Fashion & Clothing or Product Design at Subsidiary or Diploma level.
GCSE TEXTILES Visual examples from the course FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT GCSE TEXTILES SEE MS BENSON IN C26 OR EMAIL
DESIGN SHEETS FOR A PROM DRESS INSPIRED BY NATURAL FORMS A PROM DRESS
DESIGN SHEETS INSPIRED BY BRITISH MILITARY CLOTHINGFINAL OUTCOME - JACKET
DESIGN SHEETS INSPIRED BY STELLA MC CARTNEY FINAL OUTCOME HIGH WAISTED SKIRT
DESIGN SHEETS INSPIRED BY CONTEMPORARY KOREAN CLOTHING THIS STUDENTS USES SKETCHING ANDCOMPUTERS TO DESIGN FINAL GARMENT
DESIGN SHEETS INSPIRED BY BRITISH PATRONAGE AND IDENTITY. THIS STUDENTS USES SIMPLE SKETCHING, FIGURE TEMPLATES AND INKS TO COMMUNICATE HER DESIGN IDEAS FINAL OUTCOME- BEADED HALTER NECK TOP FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT TEXTILES SEE MS BENSON IN C26 OR EMAIL
GCSE FOOD & NUTRITION OR GCSE CATERING? Food & Nutrition concentrates on food preparation at home for yourself, family and other individuals. Catering concentrates on the food Visual examples preparation and service area of theFOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE hospitality and catering industry e.g. MS WILLIAMS IN S22/S23 restaurants, chefs, menus, customers
CREATIVE DESSERTS. THESE STUDENTS USE A RANGE OFTECHNIQUES THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION TO PRODUCE A FINAL DESIGN AND OUTCOME FOR A DESSERT.PRESENTATION OF THE FINAL PRODUCT IS VERY IMPORTANT.
SENSORY ANALYSIS. STUDENTS ANALYSE PROCESSES, INGREDIENTS AND DEVELOP IDEASTHROUGH EXPERIMENTATION IN FOOD.STUDENTS VISIT WORKING CHEFS FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES
EXAMPLES OF PORTFOLIO DESIGN IDEAS. FINAL DESSERT OUTCOME
MORE CREATIVE OUTCOMES.SELECTING AND USING SPECIALIST FOOD EQUIPMENT AT SCHOOL. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE MS WILLIAMS OR MS SMITH IN S22/S23.
GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN SEE MR WEAVER AND MR OLIVER IN S12/13
NEW IN 2012 WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO DO A GCSE IN DT BUT I LIKE THE SUBJECT? YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DO A MINOR IN ANY OF THE 3 CHOICES BELOW THERE WILL BE NO EXAM SO YOU CAN ENJOY ALL THEDESIGN AND MAKE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT THE STRESS OF AN EXAMBUT YOU WILL PRESENT SOME OF YOUR WORK IN AN EXHIBITION: TEXTILE DESIGN OR FOOD/CATERING OR PRODUCT DESIGN