Design & Technology
Design & Technology Curriculum Intent Statement
By delivering a curriculum in design & technology, the intent is to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and successfully. For students to be able to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. To allow students to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook using complex skills and techniques. For all students to be able to critique, test and evaluate test their ideas and products and the work of others.
Design & Technology Vison
The Design & Technology Department is dedicated to creating and delivering a curriculum, which is essentially providing students with the widest range of opportunities possible. Design & Technology is a fundamental subject, which educates students in how to analyse and solve problems, produce high quality solutions and learn how to convert their ideas into working products. At the heart of the curriculum in the desire to deliver a broad variety of lessons which prepare our students to be successful in the subject and their wider lives. We aim to achieve this through inspired teaching, thinking and learning that embraces new technologies whilst also maintaining the traditional skill set.
Design & Technology Purpose
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of the nation.
Design & Technology Key Strands
Under the umbrella of Design & Technology, students study Product Design and Food & Nutrition. There are key strands within these subject areas that we aim to teach our students about; Design, Make, Evaluate, Technical Knowledge and Cooking & Nutrition.