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Well done everyone on some fantastic exam results and for those who leave us this year, the very best of luck in all that you do. We are very proud of you!!

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The student area of our website, news, links and information, just for you!

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News, School information, documents and useful links for Parents/Carers wanting to know more!

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Headteacher's Welcome Message
I would like to welcome you to Audenshaw School's Website. I hope that you enjoy visiting it and by doing so will gain a clearer idea of all that goes on within the school whether this is academic achievements, our wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer or our relationships with the wider local and global communities. I strongly believe that it is vital to celebrate the successes of our school and have designed the website to highlight these key areas. The school has always and will always place huge emphasis on academic achievement. We have a long and proud tradition of academic success and are proud of our standing within the community and also what our students go on to achieve after they leave the school. I hope that our traditional yet forward thinking ethos has been reflected in the stories and images on the pages of our website.
Jeanette Saw, Headteacher
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Latest News

Sep 13 2019 by Ady Sutherland

PE Dept:Last Saturday saw the opening fixtures and a proud tradition at Audenshaw School continue

Rugby League

PE Dept

Sep 13 2019 by Ady Sutherland

PE Dept:Last Saturday saw the opening fixtures and a proud tradition at Audenshaw School continue

Rugby League

PE Dept

Feb 8 2019 by Chris Rose

PE Dept:The Audenshaw School PE Department were recognised for their incredible 2018/19 Season

Rugby League

PE Dept

Feb 8 2019 by Ady Sutherland

Rugby:>The Audenshaw U14 Rugby Team completed what has been an incredible season at the Kirkham Grammar School 7s Competition!

Rugby League

Rugby,U14's, Kirkham Grammar

Feb 8 2019 by Ady Sutherland

Rugby:The year 11 rugby team ended the season on an emphatic high winning the Lancashire Vase final against a strong St. Edward's side

Rugby League

Rugby,Lancashire Year 11

Jan 31 2019 by Chris Rose

Rugby:The U15 Rugby Team were crowned Lancashire Vase Champions with a 17-14 victory over Standish High School from Wigan

Rugby League

Rugby,U15's, Lancashire Vase

Jan 29, 2019 by Chris Rose

Rugby:Audenshaw Rugby product, Patrick Anglin made his senior debut for Warrington Wolves on Saturday against Rochdale Hornets RLFC

Rugby League

Rugby,Patrick Anglin

Jan 23, 2019 by Chris Rose

Athletics The 12th annual Audenshaw School Primary Cluster Indoor Athletics Competition took place on Thursday January 10th

Sharks Swimming

INDOOR ATHLETICS, Russell Scott

Nov 12, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby The U14 Team are through to the semi finals of the Lancashire Schools Cup following a courageous win!

Sharks Swimming

RUGBY, U14's, Merchant Taylor

Nov 6, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby Five members of the Audenshaw U14 and U15 Rugby teams have been selected for professional club, Sale Sharks.

Sharks Swimming

RUGBY, Sale sharks U14/U15's

Nov 5, 2018 by Chris Rose

Football Aldwyn Primary School were crowned Champions at the 12th annual Audenshaw Primary Cluster Football Competition

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Football, PRIMARY CLUSTER

Oct 4, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: The U14 Rugby Team have enjoyed an exceptional week in which they took on and defeated two of the best school teams in the north!

Sharks Swimming

Rugby, U14's

Sept 17, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: The U14 Rugby Team made it two wins from their opening three on Saturday with a hard fought victory over Rishworth School

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Rugby, U14's

Sept 10, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: The U14 Rugby Team began their account for 2018/19 with a 54-7 victory over Lancashire neighbours, Bolton School1

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Rugby, U14's

Jun 27, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: Former Audenshaw student, Richard Ward has become the latest of our rugby products to achieve international honours

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Rugby, Richard Ward

June 15, 2018 by Chris Rose

Cricket: The Audenshaw U15's secure their place in the Quarter Finals of the Lancashire Schools Cup

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Cricket, U15's, Lancashire cup

Jun 14, 2018 by Kathryn Taylor

Chemistry: Audenshaw Chemistry team take 1st prize in Salter Competition at Manchester University

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Chemistry, Salter Prize

Jun 6, 2018 by Chris Rose

Swimming: Sharks' Bennett & Campbell Make Both English & British National Championship Finals

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Audenshaw Sharks; Swimming

May 16, 2018 by Chris Rose

Cricket: The Audenshaw U15's secure their place in the third round of the Lancashire Schools Cup

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Cricket, U15's, Lancashire cup

May 6, 2018 by Chris Rose

Swimming:The Audenshaw Sharks were well represented at the North West Regional Championships

Sharks, Swimming

May 2, 2018 by Chris Rose

Cricket:The U15 Cricket team enjoyed a superb victory in the Lancashire Schools Cup on Monday

Cricket, U15's, Lancashire Cup

Apr 24, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby Tour:Audenshaw School Rugby embarked upon their fifth international tour​ over Easter

Rugby, Spain

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KS4 Design & Technology

Year 10 - Curriculum Information

At KS4 we offer a selection of GCSE courses; Resistant Materials; Product Design, and Electronic Products, and Level 2 V-Certs in Catering and Engineering Studies.

Students are encouraged and supported in being able to achieve excellent results in their chosen subject area and many go on to higher and further education in a mixture of Design based courses.

In addition, students have access to CAD/CAM facilities and are able to produce products of a very high, commercially viable standard. 

Students are encouraged to reflect upon the wider impact of the products they use, including sustainability of materials and energy sources and product life cycle, ergonomics and looking at the work of other designers as inspiration in their own work.  Therefore providing them with opportunities to become educated consumers and make choices where environmental issues are considered.

GCSE Resistant Materials/Product Design/Electronic Products;

In year 10 students are introduced to their chosen subject through mini projects, theory of design and manufacture in a variety of scales from one off production to researching industrial processes involved in mass production techniques.

They then make their choices on their Controlled Assessment tasks where they will undertake the major project for their GSCE course.

V-Cert Engineering/Catering

In year 10 pupils complete two of the four units, these are internally marked. This is a mix of practical and theory based lessons evidenced through a portfolio. They will also do some preparation for the externally marked exam unit.

Year 11 - Curriculum Information

GCSE Resistant Materials/Product Design/Electronic Products;
Year 11 sees the continuation of the Controlled Assessment tasks where students manufacture the designs produced. They go through a process of development in order to produce high quality products which respond directly to the clients requirements set out in the Design Specification.

Once Controlled Assessment is complete, at around February half term, the students have completed 60% of their GCSE. 

The focus will then move to preparation for the GCSE Examination for the final 40% of the overall grade received.

The examination boards used are AQA for GCSE Resistant Materials and Electronic Products and WJEC for GCSE Product Design.

V-Cert Engineering/Catering

Yr11 sees the conclusion of the 4 units, completed through a series of practical and theory lessons, evidenced in a portfolio.

NCFE are qualifying body for the Catering and Engineering Studies V-Cert.

Key Stage 4 - How parents/carers can support their child

Design and Technology requires your son to be consistently hard working and committed to his studies.  At home you can support your son by encouraging him to share his work with you so that you are informed of the project he is undertaking and the detailed feedback he receives from his teacher to give him the opportunity to improve his work. He is set regular homework on SMH by his teacher which also includes attending extra catch up sessions after school, your support in encouraging him to attend these is vital as it will provide him the opportunity to use tools and equipment which require one to one supervision and will broaden his subject knowledge and skills further.
In addition there are many online revision and support materials available on line which you could explore with him.
We are able to provide your son with all the basic ingredients, materials and equipment required for his project but there are occasions where specialist or specific items and/or ingredients are required which he will need to bring in from home.
In preparation for tests and examinations please support your son by revising the subject knowledge with him, testing him and supporting him in making revision notes. You can also ensure that he owns a copy of the revision guide and accompanying workbook for his specialist subject area.
Should you require any further advice you can contact his Design and Technology teacher or Mr Beardsall (Second in Charge) or Mr Aston (Curriculum Leader).
As always we welcome any feedback and suggestions from students and parents and carers alike to enable us to provide the best possible curriculum for your child which is relevant and engaging.

Useful Websites

Engineering

  • Understand more about engineering and engineers careers

http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/Tomorrows-Engineers-Week-2016/http://www.raeng.org.uk/education

  • GCSEPod.com service provides high quality, focused learning in our unique ‘Pod’ format across 20 popular GCSE subjects, and filtered by exam boards.

https://www.gcsepod.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQfFK7j2CHUHvWYexdhCQLQ

Electronic Products/Product Design/Resistant materials

  • Comprehensive revision cards, covers all topics that could appear on summer exam:

http://www.technologystudent.com/prddes1/prddex1.html

  • WJEC Exam board, past papers and mark schemes for revision:

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/qualification-resources.html?subject=DesignandTechnology&level=GCSE&pastpaper=true

  • Controlled assessment examples and guidance:

http://gcseproductdesign.weebly.com/

  • GCSEPod.com service provides high quality, focused learning in our unique ‘Pod’ format across 20 popular GCSE subjects, and filtered by exam boards.

https://www.gcsepod.com/

 

Catering

 

Year 11

Apps

                       

  • The DT App

Extensive must have resource! The App is broken into subject sections plus has controlled assessment guidance.

  • Gojimo

Great for practicing exam style questions and lots of multiple choice questions. Good for tracking your progress and seeing your strong and weak areas.

  • Memrise

Memrise is an online learning tool with courses created by its community

Twitter

Our department runs a Twitter account that showcases the work of our students and is a great place to keep up to date with what’s going on in the D&T department.

Follow us @Audenshaw_DT

 


External links are carefully selected, however Audenshaw School is not responsible for the content of external websites.


External links are carefully selected, however Audenshaw School is not responsible for the content of external websites.
 


Technical Support

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Curriculum Area

Curriculum support area, including curriculum map and the Year 10/11 curriculum plus guided pathways info


Contact Us

The school address and contact numbers, our contact form, how to find us and twitter feeds all featured here!