Examination results and sixth form enrolment

The Academy celebrates another year of success following the release of A-Level results. 80% of the students who applied to university have now secured a place to study a wide range of courses such as: 

  • Mathematics at the University of Birmingham
  • Civil Engineering with Industrial Experience at the University of Birmingham
  • Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham
  • Mathematics and Biological Science at Leicester University
  • English Language and Literature at Aston University
  • Clinical Sciences/Medicine Foundation at the University of Bradford

We are very proud of our students’ achievements and wish them the very best with their future studies.

Collecting results and enrolment

  • GCE (for Y12 and Y13) statements of results will be available to students on Thursday 17th August from 08:00 am to 10:00 am.
  • GCSE statements of results will be available to students on Thursday 24th August from 08:30 am to 11:30 am.

Sixth Form enrolment will take place on:

  • Thursday 24th August from 09:00 am to 12:00 for all students who completed their Year 11 studies at KESH.
  • Friday 25th August from 10:00 am to 12:00 for all other students wishing to join our Sixth Form.

Click here here for more information on results days and enrolment.

Food

Design Technology - Food at Key Stage 3

The study of Design Technology – Food in Year 7 includes developing a broad range of practical skills, techniques and learning how to use equipment and standard recipes to develop, plan and cook single and/or multiple products hygienically and safely. The students learn about healthy eating relating to a balanced diet, including the components of a healthy diet by classifying food into groups. Students also learn to understand the relationship between food, good health, growth and energy balance throughout life. Students learn to use the key concepts of design and technology – designing and making, cultural understanding, creativity and critical understanding. This will be achieved by a range of activities and projects including celebration biscuit project, healthy eating project, teat-time treat project and a pastry project.

The study of Design Technology Food in Year 8 includes the continued development of a broad range of practical skills, techniques and learning how to use equipment and standard recipes to develop, plan and cook meals hygienically and safely. The students develop their understanding of healthy eating relating to a balanced diet, the nutritional needs of different groups in society and the factors affecting food choice and how to take these into account when planning, preparing and cooking meals and products. They also develop their awareness of food preparation, including understanding the principles of food safety and knowing the hygienic procedures to follow when preparing, cooking and storing food including high risk foods. Students continue to develop the use of the key concepts of design and technology – designing and making, cultural understanding, creativity and critical understanding. This will be achieved by a range of activities and projects including the bread project, a hygiene extension project and a cultural fusion project.

GCSE in Product Design – Food

Why study this subject?

Study this subject if you are interested in any/all of the below:

  • Design evolution – why do products change over time?
  • Green products and design for sustainability.
  • Exploring ideas, making prototype models and how to create a design portfolio.
  • Refining skills and making a final product and its packaging, using ICT in Design, CAD/CAM and digital photography.
  • How to make a product that you have designed, meeting a user need including packaging and customer care instructions and labelling so that it would be suitable for sale

What will I learn?

This course offers students a creative and challenging experience in designing and making a commercial product using a wide range of food as well as paper and card. It builds upon your experiences at KS3 and includes Computer Aided Design work and Computer Aided manufacture such as laser cutting and designing using ICT programmes such as Tech Soft 2-D.

How will I be taught?

At the start of the course you will study a core unit of work, comprising of both design and make tasks and core theory. You will then move onto mini project work producing portfolios of work to complement practical outcomes. Finally you will complete your controlled assessment. All this will be supported with preparation for your written exam.

How will I be assessed?

Your class work and homework will be regularly marked and feedback given will ensure you know how to improve your attainment. Regular tests will allow you to practise exam-style questions and improve your understanding of the course.

What qualifications will I get at the end of the course?

A GCSE in Product Design supports opportunities for challenging and exciting careers in many professions including; chef, cake designers, chocolatier and food manufacturing. It teaches a wide range of transferable skills such as problem solving, creativity, originality, design and make skills as well as analysis and evaluating.

Post-16 Progression

There are a number of food-related post-16 courses available, including A-Level Food Technology and Level 2 and 3 BTEC courses in Hospitality and Catering.

How much homework will I have to do?

You will have to complete one piece of homework every week. However, you will also be expected to continually develop your understanding independently as well as using the independent learning opportunities available on Frog.

Where can I find out more about this qualification?

Speak with anyone in the Design Technology department. Alternatively you can look at the AQA website www.aqa.org.uk.

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