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ADT Curriculum 2021/22

Miss F Cumbo Lead Teacher for ADT and Teacher of Textiles, Food and Photography
Mr M Watson Teacher of 3D Design, Art & Photography
Miss C Salt Teacher or Art & Photography
Mrs A Benton Teacher of Art & Photography
Miss L Leach Teacher of Food Preparation & Nutrition
Miss E Dewhirst Teacher of 3D Design & Photography

3D Design

3D Design is a versatile and varied practice that involves the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of techniques and processes such as card maquettes, 2D Design, laser cutter, plaster, clay and construction techniques to create original and personal designs and products.

Students will have the opportunity, to visit local colleges and to work with local artists to develop their confidence and professional ideas and working style.

The 3D Design course gives you the opportunity to develop your confidence and technical ability to experiment with materials, techniques and processes, and to appreciate the complexity of the specialism. You will develop a wide range of technical skills throughout KS4, alongside working with others, thinking creatively and developing design ideas through experimentation. This will be developed and presented in a professional portfolio style sketchbook. The assessment objectives you will be looking to cover are your ability to develop ideas through research and investigation, refining ideas and techniques, showing how your work develops by recording what you do and analysing/evaluating it to finally produce a personal end result.

Art

Art and Design is a versatile and varied practice that involves the creation, selection, guidance and application of a range of techniques and processes such as sketching, illustration, collage, image manipulation, painting and creative techniques to create original and innovative personal artwork.

Students will have the opportunity, to visit local colleges and to work with local artists to develop their confidence and professional ideas and working style.

The Art course gives you the opportunity to develop your individual confidence and technical ability to experiment with materials, techniques and processes, and to appreciate the complexity and beauty of the specialism. You will develop a wide range of technical skills throughout KS4, alongside working with others, thinking creatively and developing creative ideas through experimentation. This will be developed and presented in a professional portfolio style sketchbook. The assessment objectives you will be looking to cover are your ability to develop ideas through research and investigation, refining ideas and techniques, showing how your work develops by recording what you do and analysing/evaluating it to finally produce a personal end result.

Textiles

Our versatile and varied Textiles curriculum embeds the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of techniques and processes such as fusing, fabric manipulation, printing, decorative and construction techniques to create original and personal designs and products.

During the GCSE course students will have the opportunity, to visit local colleges and to work with local artists to develop their confidence and professional ideas and working style.

Textile Design gives our students the opportunity to develop their confidence and technical ability to experiment with materials, techniques and processes, and to appreciate the complexity and beauty of the specialism.

Students will develop a wide range of technical skills throughout KS4, alongside working with others, thinking creatively and developing design ideas through experimentation. This will be developed and presented in a professional portfolio style sketchbook. The assessment objectives develop ideas through research and investigation, refining ideas and techniques, showing how your work develops by recording what you do and analysing/evaluating it to finally produce a personal end result.

Textiles is a subject that will offer you creative freedom and technical challenge and develop your ability to be an independent practitioner. Organisation, resilience and using your initiative are vital skills during practical work when producing your final sketchbooks and products.

Photography

Photography is a versatile and varied practice that involves the creation, selection, guidance and application of a range of techniques and processes such as traditional photographing, digital manipulation, collage, manual editing, sewing, Photoshop, and many creative techniques to produce original and innovative personal artwork. Pupils are encouraged to merge manual editing skills with digital to produce effective, sophisticated outcomes. Pupils access a wide variety of resources in GCSE Photography, such as the Adobe Suite computer software, DSLR cameras and the Dark Room.

Students will have the opportunity, to visit local colleges and to work with local artists to develop their confidence and professional ideas and working style.

The Photography course gives you the opportunity to develop your individual confidence and technical ability to experiment with materials, techniques and processes, and to appreciate the complexity and beauty of the specialism. You will develop a wide range of technical skills throughout KS4, alongside working with others, thinking creatively and developing creative ideas through experimentation. This will be developed and presented in a professional portfolio style sketchbook. The assessment objectives you will be looking to cover are your ability to develop ideas through research and investigation, refining ideas and techniques, showing how your work develops by recording what you do and analysing/evaluating it to finally produce a personal end result.

Food Preparation & Nutrition

Food Preparation and Nutrition is a new inspiring and rigorous GCSE, which offers the opportunity to investigate ingredients and develop culinary skills to a professional level. The specification sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. This is a demanding yet extremely rewarding GCSE, Science knowledge and high level literacy skills are highly necessary. This GCSE will allow you to make the connections between theory and practice to apply understanding of food and nutrition to practical preparation. Topics and themes under this GCSE are food, nutrition and health, food science, food safety, food choice, food provenance and menu planning.

This structure of learning has been designed to develop students technical and theoretical understanding in a focussed and informative way.

Students will also have the opportunity to develop their knowledge of a range of practical skills within practical lessons, such as filleting fish, jointing a chicken, making a sauces, making pastry as well as the transferable skills of problem-solving, organisation and time management, and communication.

Why choose this course?

If you are not afraid of a bit of hard work and have an interest in cooking and the passion to want to learn how ingredients scientifically work by developing knowledge of nutrition in cooking, then this is the subject for you.

Lessons for all specialisms will be delivered through theory, practical tasks, and NEA preparation. They require students to learn through a range of approaches so that a broad spectrum of skills can be developed.

Subjects linked to Food Preparation and Nutrition include Science, PE, Health and Fitness and ICT.