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Sandbach School specialises in educating boys.  Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools.  We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men.  But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success.  Results academically are impressive: last year 84% achieved a C or above in Maths, 78% an English qualification and 72% gained 5A*-C grades including English and Maths.  All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled.  Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive.  We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions  and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns

 

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Design and Technology

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8) 

Program of study 

Students complete 4 projects during each year, on a carousel.  They will all study Food, Materials, CAD/CAM and Electronics. 

 

Assessment & Homework 

Students will be assessed through the completion of 2 Assessments per project and the practical work they produce too.

A variety of homework tasks will be set and published on ‘Show my Homework’.   Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes.  Examples of Homework include; Research, Development and Technology in the Real World

 

Year 7

Half Term

Curriculum content

Food Project

Students complete two Assessments on Planning, Testing and Evaluating the products they produce.  They are also assessed on their practical work.

Materials Project

Students complete a Plane Project – design and make a model plane out of softwood and man-made wood.  The two Assessment sheets cover Research and Planning and they are also assessed on their practical skills.

CAD/CAM Project

Students design and make a pen.  The two Assessment sheets cover Research and Modelling and they are also assessed on their practical skills.

Electronics Project

Students design and make a ‘Wacky Racer’.  The two Assessment sheets cover Generating Ideas and Evaluating, they are also assessed on their practical skills.

 

Year 8

Half Term

Curriculum content

Mini Taster Projects

Pupils have an insight into life in GCSE Design and Technology and GCSE Food and Nutrition so they are better informed when it comes to choosing their options later in the year.

 

Food Project

Students complete two Assessments on Research and Analysis, Designing and Planning.  They are also assessed on their practical work.

 

Materials Project

Students design and make a Pewter Key Fob and packaging.  The two Assessment sheets cover Planning, Making and Evaluation and they are also assessed on their practical skills.

 

CAD/CAM Project

Students design and make a USB.  The two Assessment sheets cover Ideas and Modelling and Evaluation and they are also assessed on their practical skills.

 

 

GCSE Product Design information can be found HERE.

GCSE Food & Nutrition cinfromation can be found HERE.

A Level Product Design information can be found HERE