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Year 7
(Modules, Topics)
Systems / RMFoodGraphics
Basic electronics
Resistors and resistance
Ohms law
Mains electricity
Workshop safety,
Types of plastics
Drape forming
Design process
Health and Safety
Establishes safe practice in producing food. Hygiene and prevention of food poisoning bacteria are the main focus. Identification and uses of appropriate equipment produce a safe working environment

Healthy Eating
Establishes an understanding of a balanced diet through the ‘Healthy Eating Pyramid’. Practical activities focus on the body

5 a Day
Promotes food and vegetable intake and promotes understanding of the important and function of micronutrients in the body
Drawing Skills
Tonal rendering “desert scene”, 3D shapes, enlarging

‘V’ fold, parallel, dissolving and rotary mechanisms, typography, promotion, product information, colour association

CAD Training
2D design training - line, fill, text and image manipulation. Drawing isometric objects. Creation of nets using templates. How computer aided manufacturing creates quality products
Year 8
(Modules, Topics)
Systems / RMFoodRM / Systems
Printed circuit boards
Electronic components
Systems diagrams
Vacuum forming
Workshop practice
Staple Foods
Promotes a deeper understanding of the starchy carbohydrate group and its importance in World culture. Nutritional values and the economic value of staples

Carbohydrate Foods
As part of a nutritious balanced diet using a variety of cooking techniques to produce simple, economic and nutritious meals
Workshop safety
Rotary, reciprocating linear and oscillating motions
Levers and linkages
Cams, followers, guides and cranks
Marking out tools
Drilling, sanding, shaping and forming materials
Properties of plastics, woods and manufactured boards
Specification development based upon client identification
Design sustainability issues
Assemblies using exploded diagrams
CAD design using 2D design to contour images
CAM laser cutting to produce quality products
Testing and development of CAM toy
Presentation drawing skills
Creation of text criteria to match clients’ needs
Year 9
(Modules, Topics)
Systems / RMFoodGraphics
Systems diagrams
Electric components
Integrated circuits
Modelling of circuits
Development of designs manufacture of PCBs
Soldering machine skills
Line bending
Materials and processes
Evaluation CAD skills in modelling
Basic Skills
Learning ratios and proportions of all foundation recipes. Understanding the different outcomes as a result of changing methods and proportions of basic ingredients

Learning about traditional and ethnic breads using experimentation to establish the scientific principles involved in bacteria growth and specifically yeast. Practical activities to produce variety in shapes and flavours

Understanding the production of a variety of pastry types. Adapting recipes for healthy eating/socio economic groups and dietary requirements or cultures

Practical activities using the 4 basic cake production techniques. Understanding how changing proportions of ingredients affects outcome. Involves finishing techniques and celebration cakes

Function of Ingredients
Understanding the scientific principles of ingredients through recipe development and practical outcomes
Intro to Serif for image manipulation, drawing and text design
Advanced 2D skills to create net, ticket, CD, map and wristband
Creative use of CAMM1 plotter OPAS to align printed images with cut cycles

Advanced Drawing Skills
Perspective 1pt 2pt
Rendering of materials – wood, metal, plastic, glass
Architectural design
Creation of building / street using perspective
Drawing board skills - 30°, 60°, 90° construction
Background techniques to produce presentation drawing

Product Promotion – Festival Project
Identify suitable festival to be held in South Tyneside
Identification of environmental / sustainable issues when holding festival
Creation of festival logo / graphics
Add graphics to CAD products
Evaluation of products against client needs
Development of further promotional products

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