Design and Technology

Team Leader: Ms K Sankey

Design and Technology is a creative subject where pupils develop their design skills and utilise technology to design and make usable products.

Pupils learn and undertake activities in design and technology that enable young people to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve;
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives;
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

In Design and Technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Pupils will have experience of working in all the Technology areas offered, during their progress through KS3. During KS3 pupils complete a series of projects in food technology, design technology, textiles & graphics. In KS4 they can opt for one full GCSE or vocational award course in any of the mentioned areas.

Curriculum Overview