The Design and Technology curriculum enables students to understand and apply iterative design processes through which they develop their skills of enquiry, creativity and evaluation of a range of outcomes. The subject enables students to use critical thinking and imagination that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. It gives students opportunities to apply knowledge from other disciplines, including mathematics, science, art and design, computing and the humanities.
At Key Stage 3 Students will acquire subject knowledge and an understanding of different materials and manufacturing processes in order to design and make, with confidence and build resilience to embrace new design challenges.
At Key Stage 4 and 5 students develop the knowledge of how to take design risks, helping them to become resourceful, innovative, open minded, reflective and enterprising citizens. They should develop an awareness of practices from the creative, engineering and manufacturing industries. Students will develop a good working knowledge of health and safety procedures. They will also develop a knowledge of the use of ICT and systems and control, including modern manufacturing processes and systems. Through the critique of the outcomes, including cultural, historic and present day, students should develop an understanding of its impact on society, daily life and the wider world and understand that high-quality design and technology is important to the creativity, cultural, sustainability, wealth and wellbeing of the nation and the global community.
DT Programme of Study
GCSE - Edexcel
A Level - Edexcel
The Design Technology room and the workshop are open each lunchtime to students who wish to continue with work or seek extra support if needed. In addition there are STEM club opportunities for students.