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Preserves, and Fundraising @ Dio

Diocesan School for Girls

This course provides students with an opportunity to work with a client when developing a prototype preserve that meets an identified need. They will learn: how to create their own recipes; how to develop a production sequence through testing and trialling; develop confidence and competence with practical equipment; and investigate and apply practical techniques and processes to produce a preserve.

The course also offers students an opportunity to develop and manufacture a food product suitable for fundraising, for a specific client.


Planning for practice

Students will:

  • Critically analyse their own and others' past and current planning practices in order to make informed selection
    and effective use of planning tools.
  • Use these to support and justify ongoing planning that will see the
    development of an outcome through to completion.

Brief development

Students will:

  • Justify the nature of an intended outcome in relation to the need or opportunity and justify specifications in
    terms of key stakeholder feedback and wider community considerations.

Outcome development and evaluation

Students will:

  • Critically analyse their own and others' outcomes to inform the development of ideas for feasible outcomes.
  • Undertake ongoing experimentation and functional modelling, taking account of stakeholder feedback and
    trialling in the physical and social environments.
  • Use the information gained to select, justify, and develop a final
  • Evaluate this outcome's fitness for purpose against the brief and justify the evaluation, using feedback
    from stakeholders.


Technological modelling

Students will:

  • Understand the role and nature of evidence and reasoning when managing risk through technological modelling.

Technological products

Students will:

  • Understand how materials are formed, manipulated, and transformed in different ways, depending on their
    properties, and understand the role of material evaluation in determining suitability for use in product

Technological systems

Students will:

  • Understand the implications of subsystems for the design, development, and maintenance of technological


Characteristics of technology

Students will:

  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of technology and the implications of this for maximising possibilities
    through collaborative practice.

Characteristics of technological outcomes

Students will:

  • Understand that some technological outcomes can be perceived as both product and system.
  • Understand how
    these outcomes impact on other outcomes and practices and on people's views of themselves and possible

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