DT at Fakenham Academy is taught through Textiles, Food and Resistant Materials, each of which offers students the opportunity to stretch themselves through investigation, planning and making. We are proud of the products that our students produce as are they and it is always a pleasure to see their excitement when they take their products home.
Students have four lessons per fortnight and we operate a six weekly rotation allowing them to experience each of the three disciplines in two blocks. Food students cook each week, extending their repertoire of dishes and their culinary skills. In Textiles and Resistant Materials we aim to complete one design and make task for each six week block.
Students are offered either WJEC Catering and Hospitality level 1 and level 2 award or AQA Design and Technology GCSE which encompasses a number of materials including Textiles and Resistant Materials. Both of these courses are new for September 2017.