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Why study Design & Technology?

In order to shape the future by exploring a balance of technical knowledge with creative ability, whilst taking a practical approach to solving tomorrow's issues!

Committed to delivering worthy, compelling and exciting experiences.

To link different curriculum areas in order to develop transferable skills linking to employment.

Through imaginative teaching students gain skills, knowledge and understanding which are transferable and lead to success in future working lives.

By establishing a safe learning environment which is stimulating, imaginative and relaxed where students feel supported and secure, giving them the confidence to progress successfully.

Students learn about the social and ethical responsibilities of designers and practitioners and the importance of managing finite resources with care.

Leading to responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Students learn to work both independently and as part of a team. This gives students a good grounding for future employment.

  • PERSONALISED - A curriculum which offers the broadest possible range of opportunities for students

  • INCLUSIVE - All students learn through a wide range of means allowing them the opportunity to develop as individuals

  • BALANCED - Students combined designing & making skills with knowledge application & understanding, leading to increasingly high quality outcomes

  • EFFECTIVE - Students become self-motivated & confident learners. Skills & knowledge gained through learning in all areas of Design Technology lead to students being effective in securing FE & HE placed as well as employment

  • RICH - Topics covered within Design Technology & the practical nature of the content allow students to express themselves creatively & individually. Skills & knowledge become embedded for life

  • COHERENT - Students learn best through 'doing' which allows them to experiment & take risks. They become problem solvers who learn through making mistakes

  • SEQUENTIAL - Students learn to use a wide range of materials & investigate the properties & characteristics of each through design & make projects at KS3, providing an excellent base from which to lead on to more detailed & extensive studies at both KS3 & KS5

Design Technology Learning Journey


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