Food preparation and nutrition: Across all key stages, students are introduced to how to plan and prepare a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes in a safe, sensible and hygienic manner. They are given information on healthy eating, nutrition and the benefits of eating a balanced diet. They are also shown that cooking should be fun and are encouraged to experiment and explore new methods of making products.
Fashion and Textiles: Student’s develop knowledge and confidence within a wide variety of Textiles contexts. Understanding the working properties of a range of different fabrics and how to follow plans of make and patterns to produce a wide variety of accessories and garments. Students become comfortable operating the sewing machine and are encouraged to demonstrate creativity, flair and imagination in this vibrant and exciting subject.
Product Design: When people ask ‘what is product design?’, we answer with another question; ‘what is a product?’. Quite simply, product design encompasses a huge range of design areas. Students who have studies Product Design at St Joseph’s have gone on to study architecture, automotive design, product design, jewellery design and graphic design. Product design allows students to study the theory behind products and product evolution and a wide range of material areas that would enable students to design with confidence.
BTEC Engineering: Our vocational engineering courses at both key stages 4 and 5 are designed to give students a practical knowledge of engineering in a wide range of contexts. Exciting collaboration with local universities and businesses ensures that enrichment opportunities are being developed with our engineering students in mind such as university visits and, for our younger students, the opportunity to participate in the F1 in Schools competition.