Design and Technology

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”   Steve Jobs

 

Food and Nutrition

"Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people eat together.” -  Guy Fieri

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” - Francois de la Rochefoucauld.

 

Studying Technology at Chorlton High School will give students experience in both Design Technology and Food and Nutrition. Both subjects will equip students with fundamental life skills that they will grow and develop throughout their lives.

Technology allows students to grow in confidence and independence as they partake in various practical skills. In addition to this, Technology will provide students with a greater awareness of the social, moral and ethical influences on design, technology and food production.

They will express creativity through their designs and projects as well as through creation of dishes in food. This will provide students with technical and practical expertise.

 

The Technology team is a diverse team with various areas of expertise in both Food and Nutrition and Design and Technology. The team enables students to study technology robustly and creatively.

The team are passionate about their subjects and this is reflected in the broad and rich curriculum that has been planned and developed over the years.  Our curriculum focuses on allowing students to explore their curiosity and express their creativity in various ways across both subjects.

The team are immensely proud and enthusiastic about the curriculum and its delivery and this is reflected in some phenomenal exam results across the board.

Technology allows students to study and learn through a healthy balance of theory and practical work to engage and excite students, whilst honing key skills.

We also have extra-curricular clubs in all subject areas including cooking club, STEM club and fashion and textiles club. As well as this, the team often give extra time to students particularly at Key Stage 4 to help them improve their skills and study misconceptions in smaller groups.

Making something that is the same can take real resilience

Roll with it

Can you make a playing dice that is fully symmetrical on all side and that rolls effectively?

Use the link below for a net to help you create a 6 sided dice.

CUBE

You need to make sure that the numbers are in the correct place when folded (use an image of a dice to help you.
You will need to put the numbers on the dice before you cut it out and fold the net.

Why not show your creativity by adding a design and colour.

OR

Symmetrical Scones

Can you make 6 symmetrical scones.

Use this recipe to make and bake 6 scones. 
Ingredients:
175g White Self Raising Flour
50g Wholemeal Self Raising Flour (if you don’t have wholemeal flour you can use 225g white self-raising flour)
1 rounded tsp Baking Powder
40g Cubed Butter
25g Sugar
40g Raisins (optional)
1 Egg (beat then make up to 150ml with milk)- Jug

Method

  1. Weigh out flour- Sieve into your bowl.
  2. Measure 1 rounded teaspoon of baking powder into your bowl.
  3. Crack your egg into your jug and beat. Add milk up to 150ml. 
  4. Cut up your margarine and put into your bowl.
  5. Rub the butter into the flour- do not overwork the mix.
  6. Stir in the sugar to your mixture.
  7. Add all but about 2 tablespoons of your egg to your flour mixture. Stir with a Palette Knife.
  8. Use your hand to help the dough form a ball- Do not over handle the mixture.

Be careful they need to be the same size and shape. How will you achieve this? What equipment will you need?

Send your images of your die or scones to CHS so we can choose a winner.

 

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