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18/07/24

HASU Sports Day📅 Who is going to win today?? pic.twitter.com/H1jMhDqmv1

12/07/24

A group of our Y7 and Y8 students visited the University of Roehampton yesterday for a workshop entitled “Powering Transformation”, hosted by the Talent Foundry and sponsored by Dell Technologies.#educationalvisit pic.twitter.com/D2oWjdJ4H0

03/07/24

Our newest HASU students look very happy during the lunch break. 😁All smiles, lots of chatting and making friendships.#year7 pic.twitter.com/tC2lbR3Fmf

03/07/24

We are so excited to welcome our new Y7 students at HASU. Lots awaits them today during their Transition Day. pic.twitter.com/jE8KImGe7x

02/07/24

Supporting our FINALIST at the Enterprise Challenge. The team worked incredibly hard formulating their brand of sauce. The judges were impressed by their brand, prototype & accompanying tortilla chips! Off to the final on 17th July 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/sbpvGJzyLn

28/06/24

What a fantastic success for our students at London Youth Games! 👏🏓Very well done girls! You did amazingly well and we are very proud of your achievement! https://t.co/EAiiN6Kr8g

26/06/24

VictoriasVoices Academy is coming to HASU.🎼🎶Book your space to get a vocal and performance training or visit the website to find out more about it.https://t.co/B1gFDX5QuH pic.twitter.com/FAxO1tQ93r

23/06/24

The 2023-2024 UK Championships Division Finalists HASU Robotics 451 (22593) “Hasuuuuuuuuuuu!” Next stop 🇬🇧🥇 watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/3L5HPvgEk3

23/06/24

Super proud of HASU ROBOTICS UK 451 (22593) ending the day as Division Finalists Championship! Thank you to everyone who supported the team this season. Next stop watch this space 👀🏆🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/a5vdLql0Jr

23/06/24

Feeling incredibly honoured and blessed to receive the Compass Award! 🧭 This award celebrates leadership, dedication, and the spirit of FIRST. I couldn’t have reached this milestone without the support of my amazing team colleagues, and the FIRST community pic.twitter.com/wCuHujXxFM

23/06/24

I am deeply grateful to for giving me the opportunity to support and emcee at the UK Champs. It was an incredible experience, and I met so many passionate young people, teachers, mentors, and coaches along the way. It really is “ROBOTS!!” 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/Yickyt6lOp

21/06/24

Good luck to our team who are today at UK Champs ! 🍀 https://t.co/AeUY88jMgQ

21/06/24

HASU Robotics Team UK 451 (22593) leaving the building ready to take on National Championships at Cambridge University. Watch this space 👀 pic.twitter.com/qT0N0dFdSm

20/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) online today with Legendary Referee talking all things robots! A massive Thank you to Andy. pic.twitter.com/xXksXgl4uv

20/06/24

St.Phil's UK-179 (21200) and HASU Robotics UK-451 (22593) in our Robotics Lab today! its more than robots. pic.twitter.com/SURcjj7bpF

20/06/24

Reading for pic.twitter.com/N8et8eTvKU

14/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS TEAM UK-451 Global 22593 Getting ready for Nationals 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/AjSgJog91L

14/06/24

HASU ROBOTICS Society unboxing banners and pull ups in preparation for Nationals 🇬🇧 We cant wait to welcome you to our Academy on one of our Open days. Make sure you come and say hi 📷 pic.twitter.com/18c6t5oxzO

13/06/24

With thanks to and photographer Erroll Jones for our fancy official team photo 🤩🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/oZfB5kI7dJ

10/06/24

We are excited to invite you to our Open Evening on Thursday, 11th July!Come and explore what makes HASU so special. Meet our dedicated staff, tour our facilities, and learn about the amazing opportunities we offer.⬇️https://t.co/9NjD7oIcOI⬆️#OpenEvening pic.twitter.com/JsvBls3TVJ

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Design & Technology

What is D&T? 

Design and Technology (D&T) is a creative and practical subject that has a strong focus on designing, making and solving real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Students will experience projects across 3D design (including resistant materials, graphics and product design), textiles and food preparation and nutrition throughout Key Stage 3. Students acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and skills, whilst providing the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in other subject disciplines such as mathematics, science and art. We are passionate about creating the next generation of creative thinkers, problem solvers, makers and innovators. 

Why do we teach D&T at HASU? 

Our intention is to inspire our students and allow them to become confident individuals with inquisitive minds, skills and the knowledge needed to thrive in the 21st century. The National Curriculum states that high-quality D&T education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation. 

Students develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. They are introduced to developments in design and technology, its impact on individuals, society and the environment. D&T offers the unique aspect of learning to use specialist tools, techniques, processes, equipment and machinery precisely, including computer-aided manufacture. Students also learn how to apply the principles of nutrition and become competent in a range of cooking techniques so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy diet affordably, now and in later life. This enables students to take risks, become resourceful, be enterprising and capable citizens. 

How do we teach D&T at HASU at Key Stage 3? 

Throughout KS3 students will complete a series of D&T projects in units, including 3D design, textiles, and food preparation and nutrition. Across projects we build students’ technical knowledge; designing skills and development of ideas; practical skills and understanding of processes and techniques; and evaluative skills. Whilst this is the focus of learning, many of these projects result in physical outcomes and products which students are encouraged to take home. 

We have specialist learning spaces to facilitate this, such as the workshop equipped with tools and machinery; CAD suite with 3D printers and a laser cutter; textiles and graphics studio; and our large kitchen. This provides students with a professional working environment suited to the unique aspects of the subject. 

How do we teach D&T at HASU at Key Stage 4? 

Students will have the option of studying D&T at GCSE as part of our broad and balanced Key Stage 4 curriculum by specialising in either 3D design, Textiles or Food Preparation and Nutrition. 

In 3D design and Textiles, students develop their practice as designers and makers through a variety of projects each with a topic or theme and an externally set theme by the exam board. Within these projects students build a personal portfolio of creative responses and outcomes through experimentation of different mediums, materials and components, development and refinement of ideas, research of exciting designers and craft makers, as well as evaluating and self-assessment. 

Food Preparation and Nutrition equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. The layout of content promotes flexibility of delivery in the following areas: Food commodities, Principles of nutrition, Diet and good health, The science of food, Where food comes from, Cooking and food preparation. Students will complete a Food Investigation Assessment and Food Preparation Assessment as well as a written exam. 

What exam boards do we study at Key Stage 4? 

Students studying 3D Design at HASU follow the Pearson Edexcel Art and Design: Three-dimensional Design (1TD0) specification. 

Students studying Textiles at HASU follow the Pearson Edexcel Art and Design: Textile Design (1TE0) specification

Students studying Food Preparation and Nutrition at HASU follow the Eduqas specification