Technology

Intent: The Big Ideas in Technology at Atherton High

 

Design Technology

Intent: The Big Ideas in Design Technology at Atherton High:

  • Creativity – to use imagination, experimentation and combine ideas when designing.
  • Skills Development – To be able build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • Resilience – to be able to analyse design problems and be able to design, implement, test and review to create solutions to design problems.
  • Wider Knowledge – to be able to understand and explain the impact of design decisions on the individual and wider society.
  • Ambitious – to be open to explore and take design risks in order to stretch the development of design proposals, avoiding stereotypical responses.

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Food Technology

Intent: The Big Ideas in Food Preparation, Nutrition and Catering at Atherton High:

  • Subject thinking – pupils will think logically, analytically and creatively to solve problems and develop an understanding of processes used in food preparation. To develop an awareness of food and the consumer with particular developments in environmental factors. To equip students with the life skills needed to prepare and cook food as young adults.
  • Resilience – to be able to analyse problems and be able to design, implement, test and review their own solutions to those problems for the requirements of GCSE.
  • Wider Knowledge – to be able to understand and explain food within the industry: food and nutrition and the Hospitality and Catering industry. To explore the impact of sustainable farming on the environment and developments on food packaging. To be aware of food legislation with reference to nutrition and food allergy. To respond to foods used within different cultures throughout the world.
  • Skill building – to provide opportunities for students to work with a wide range of foods to make products which embrace their creativity and demonstrate high levels of practical skill.

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Computing

Intent: The Big Ideas in Computer Science/ Creative iMedia at Atherton High

  1. For pupils to be able to apply computational thinking to solve real-world problems.
  2. For pupils to be able to learn about several algorithms and be able to compare them to justify which is the best to solve a given real world problem.
  3. For pupils to be able to experience and create their own programs, by using 2 or more programming languages to solve a variety of computational problems.
  4. For pupils to be able to develop their digital literacy skills by creating, reusing, revising, and repurposing digital artefacts that are tailored towards a particular audience.
  5. For pupils to gain knowledge about how a computer is physically built and understand the processes that happen inside a computer to carry out the users’ intentions.
  6. For pupils to develop wider cultural knowledge through the study of Computer Science: to be aware of online footprints and how to use technology respectfully, responsibly and above all safety, in an ever-growing digital world.
  7. For pupils to gain transferable skills in a wide range of applications, that can be used either by themselves or combined to achieve a particular goal.
  8. For pupils to gain knowledge of the technology industry and of the vast range of career opportunities linked to technology in life beyond school.

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“Everyone at Atherton High School works as a team to provide an exciting and engaging curriculum, that sparks interest and enables pupils to establish their own identities. This inspires pupils to make their mark on the world around them.”

Miss Watson