Wightwick Hall School

A Business & Enterprise College

Developing Life Skills through Ethical Business Education

Tinacre Hill, Compton,
Wolverhampton, WV6 8DA
Tel: 01902 761889 or 761658
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Welcome to the Design Technology Department

Design Technology is taught as a compulsory subject at Key Stage 3 on a rotating system alongside horticulture, drama and music. This follows The National Curriculum and is based upon The Equals Scheme of Work, which is a programme designed for pupils with learning difficulties. All aspects of DT are covered: Graphic Design/Computer Aided Design, Design and Make, Food Technology and Textiles. Accredited courses are offered as an option at Key Stage 4 in Food Technology and Home Economics.

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Year 7 Food Tech
Healthy Eating and Kitchen Skills
Textiles Horticulture
Planting and Seeds


Year 8 Food Tech
Healthy Eating
Eatwell Plate


Planting and Seeds
Year 9Hoticulture
Garden Preparation
Textiles Food Tech
Healthy Eating
Flavour Combinations and Batch Production

Food technology / horticulture. When available some woodwork skills will be incorporated.

Design Communication/Realisation

This aspect of DT develops pupils knowledge and understanding of everyday design, recycling and other environmental issues. Pupils learn to work within a design brief and are facilitated and supported to allow them to realise and develop their ideas in a two and three dimensional form. Use of appropriate materials, correct use of all relevant equipment and all aspects of Health and Safety are taught and reinforced at all levels.

Food Technology

Food Technology at Key Stage 3 follows The National Curriculum and is based upon The Equals Scheme of Work, which is a programme designed for pupils with learning difficulties. It is designed to address the standards, skills and knowledge that support food education and the maintaining of a healthy balanced diet. Following the ethos of the school all aspects of cultural belief and dietary requirements are respected, followed and studied within all teaching of food technology whilst still following the healthy eating philosophy.

Pupils learn a variety of culinary skills. They then transfer the skills learnt to their recipes, which they then evaluate. Some Key Stage 4 students have the option to follow a Home cooking skills level 1 and 2 accredited programme, which can lead to further study at G.C.S.E.

This course has been developed in partnership with Jamie Oliver Ltd, it aims to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy cooking meals at home. Learners will gain understanding of how to economise when planning meals to cook at home.

In order to pass this unit, the evidence that the learner presents for assessment needs to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the unit.

Learning outcomes:
1: Be able to plan a nutritious, home cooked meal using basic ingredients.
2: Be able to prepare, cook and present a nutritious, home-cooked meal using basic ingredients.
3: Understand how to cook economically at home.
4: Be able to pass on information about cooking meals at home from scratch.