Technical, Social, Vocational (TSV) Faculty

Head of Faculty: Debbie Collins

dcollins@asap.org.uk

Business

Head of Faculty: Hayley Kirtley

hkirtley@asap.org.uk

Aims

The Business Department aim to stimulate pupil curiosity, interest and enjoyment in business. Business is a fundamental part of society and therefore often shapes the way that society operates. It is directly relevant and has an impact upon all of our lives. Knowledge of business, therefore, gives a powerful insight into why things are as they are, and how we can go about changing them.

The study of business gives access to a number of important skills that the department aims to develop and nurture. These include problem solving, analytical and evaluative skills, communication, organisation and decision making skills. In addition as the majority of lessons take place in well-equipped computer rooms, effective ICT skills are also developed.

With the above in mind the courses are taught aiming to provide an effective balance between learning and doing, we encourage our students to transfer their skills and knowledge into all areas of school.

Our Aims
  • To provide a safe, enjoyable and positive learning atmosphere, that motivates and enthuses students to achieve their full potential
  • To develop students’ digital literacy skills (office applications) and enable them to apply this knowledge to all subjects
  • To develop students’ knowledge of basic business concepts giving them a solid grounding for a future career
  • To develop students’ independent learning skills, using ICT to make them more efficient

Key Stage 4 (Y9-11)

In Key Stage 4 students’ can study for an Edexcel Applied GCSE in Business.

Students will cover two units:

Unit 1 - Investigating how business work (60% Controlled Assessment)

Unit 2 - Financial Records (40% Exam)

Please visit qualifications.pearson.com for further information

Key Stage 5 (Y12-13)

Students across our PLE schools study the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Business. This qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the business environment and to focus on a specific aspect of business through applied learning.

There are two examined units:
  • The Business Environment
  • Working in Business
The students have to complete three pieces of coursework with the following unit titles:
  • Customers and Communication
  • Marketing and Market Research
  • Introduction to Human Resources

Please visit www.ocr.org.uk for further information

Food

Aims

Our key aims are:

Key Stage 3 (Y7-8)

In Key Stage 3 our students develop skills and food handling competencies. These are developed by making a range of healthy dishes. Along with each practical task there will be a written piece of work linked to nutrition and healthy eating.

Over the year the students will produce:
  • Fruit Galette
  • Vegetable Soup
  • Vegetable Curry
  • Apple Crumble
  • Scotch Eggs
  • Risotto
  • Pasta Bake
  • Scones
  • Pizza
  • Coleslaw
  • Fajitas

Key Stage 4 (Y9 -11)

Y9 & 10:

The OCR GCSE (9-1) in Food Preparation and Nutrition will encourage the students to:
  • Demonstrate effective and safe cooking skills by planning, preparing and cooking using a variety of food commodities, cooking techniques and equipment
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the functional properties and chemical processes as well as the nutritional content of food and drinks.
  • Understand the relationship between diet, nutrition, and health including the physiological and psychological effects of poor diet and health
  • Understand the economic, environmental, ethical and socio-cultural influences on food availability, production processes and diet and health choices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of functional and nutritional properties, sensory qualities, and microbiological food safety considerations when preparing processing, storing, cooking and serving food
  • Understand and explore a range of ingredients, and processes from different culinary traditions (traditional British and international), to inspire new ideas or modify existing recipes.

Year 11:

The course comprises of 60% Controlled Assessment Tasks and 40% terminal paper.

Topics covered throughout the course are:
  • The catering industry
  • Health, Safety and Hygiene
  • Preparation, coking and Presentation
  • Nutrition, Menu Planning and Costing
  • Specialist Equipment
  • Communication and record keeping
  • Catering and the environment

Task 1 is carried out in year 10 and students have the opportunity to demonstrate a range of practical skills by producing 4 dishes suitable for an afternoon tea. The task also involves some research, decision making, planning and evaluating. Nutritional analysis and costing is also required.

Task 2 is a more detailed piece of work. Research must be more detailed and use a range of sources including books, visits, questionnaires and taste tests. The decision making ned thorough justification and again should include nutritional analysis and costing. Consideration should be made to adapting recipes in order to make them healthier or more suitable for specific dietary needs. The practical itself requires planning, producing and presenting a two course meal for two. Again the whole task requires evaluating.

Design and Technology

Aims

Better by design

Most people see things and ask, why?

Designers dream things that never were and ask, why not?

We live in a world where much of the technologies we use are already out of date and the exciting new future technologies are still to be developed. Design and Technology is key to the preparation of the designers, engineers, inventors and creators of tomorrow, to help them solve the problems and design the products of tomorrow.

Curriculum

In Design and Technology at All Saints the students follow a series of projects designed to improve their understanding of the world of technology and develop the confidence as designers.

Key Stage 3 (Y7-8)

Year 7:

Introduction to Technology – Graphic techniques

Introduction to Workshop safety – Acrylic Key ring

Design and make - Balance toy project

Design and make – Magnetic note holder project

Year 8:

CAD / CAM Design Project – LED push button torch

Workshop skills project – Wooden boat

3D CAD skills project – SolidWorks 3D modelling project

Metal work skills – Coat hook

Key Stage 4 (Y9-11)

GCSE – Product Design

GCSE – Design and Technology

Level 1/2 Technical Award in Technology

Health & Social Care

Head of Faculty: Kerry Barrett

kbarrett@asap.org.uk

Aims

The aim of the Health and Social Care and Early Years Department is to develop students interest in this area and to equip them with the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to enable them to make an effective contribution to this sector. This sector is a major employer in the UK including the South West of England providing a range of job opportunities for students such as Healthcare Assistants, Nurses and Midwives, Social workers, Support workers or any careers where a student may see themselves wanting to help others to help themselves.

Our aims:

Curriculum

Key Stage 4 (Y9-11)

In Key Stage 4 students can study for an OCR Cambridge National Certificate in Health and Social Care Level1/2

Students complete four units in total.

One will be an examination unit:
  • RO21: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings. (25% of the marks)
Three will be coursework units:
  • RO22: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years (25% of the marks)
  • RO27: Creative activities to support individuals in health, social care and early year’s settings (25% of the marks)
  • RO31: Using basic first aid procedures (25% of the marks)

Key Stage 5 (Y12-13)

Students study the Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care.

The mandatory content of the qualification incorporates topics relevant across the health and social care sector:
  • Building positive relationships in health and social care
  • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
  • Health, safety and security in health and social care
  • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care
Learners can select two optional units:
  • Sociology for health and social care or
  • Psychology for health and social care
And
  • Nutrition for health

This Certificate course will occupy 10 hours of your timetable a fortnight over two years

ICT and Computer Science

Head of Faculty: Debbie Collins

dcollins@asap.org.uk

Aims

The ICT Department aim to equip students with the digital skills needed to succeed in school, further education and life. The department is aware of how our subject leads itself to develop all areas of the curriculum. With this in mind we encourage our students to transfer their skills and knowledge into all areas of school.

Our aims:

Curriculum

The curriculum is split into two main strands:

Key Stage 3 (Y7-8)

At Key Stage 3 our students have discrete ICT for one hour a week. The curriculum is a mix of ICT and Computer Science units in order to prepare them thoroughly for their option choices at the end of Y8.

Year 7:

Unit 1 - Introduction to ICT including Office 365 and Show My Homework

Unit 2 - Creating Multimedia products

Unit 3 - E-safety

Unit 4 – Computer basics

Unit 5 - Spreadsheets

Unit 6 - Programming – Scratch and BBC Micro-bit

Year 8:

Unit 1 – Cryptography

Unit 2 – Databases

Unit 3 – Python programming

Unit 4 – Desktop Publishing

Unit 5 – Game Maker

Unit 6 – Creating a Movie

Key Stage 4 (Y9-11)

In Key Stage 4 students’ can study for an OCR GCSE in Computer in Computer Science and/or a OCR Cambridge Nationals qualification in ICT.

OCR GCSE in Computer Science: The aim of this qualification is to encourage students to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation. Students will analyse problems in computational terms through practical experiences within the classroom. They will develop further their thinking, creative and analytical skills as well as understanding the different components of the computer and the impact of digital technology on the individual and wider society.

Students will take two examinations for this course:
  • Computer systems (40%)
  • Computation thinking, algorithms and programming (40%)

The third component of the course is a coursework programming project using Python. (20%)

Please visit www.ocr.org.uk for further information.

OCR Cambridge Nationals in ICT: The aim of this qualification is to assess the application of ICT skills through their practical use. The students will be provided with the essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to their person development and future wellbeing.

The students will study two mandatory units and two optional units worth 25% of the total grade.

Mandatory Units:
  • Understanding computer systems – written paper
  • Using ICT to create business solutions – coursework task

Optional Units – two are chosen from the following: (2 x 25% of the total grade)

  • Creating an interactive product using multimedia components – coursework task
  • Creating digital images – coursework task
  • Creating dynamic products using sound and vision – coursework task

Please visit www.ocr.org.uk for further information.

Key Stage 5 (Y12-13)

Students across our PLE schools study the OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT. This qualification is designed with the workplace in mon and provides a high-quality alternative. The students are equipped with the knowledge and skills required for employment and further education.

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global Information
  • Cyber security
  • Mobile technology
  • Games design and prototyping
  • Internet of everything

Please visit www.ocr.org.uk for further information.

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