Within Design and Technology students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs.
During design lessons the core competences of problem solving skills, communication skills, collaborative skills and technical skills are developed. The subject also draws on skills and knowledge from many other curriculum areas and provides students with opportunities to use these in practical “real life” ways.
Students are taught in mixed ability groups and complete three twelve week projects per year rotating through textiles, resistant materials and cooking and nutrition.
Key Stage 2
At Key Stage 2 emphasis is placed on the acquisition and refinement of the skills used in designing and making. These are complemented by a relevant knowledge base and technical vocabulary.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 there is a greater emphasis on students taking responsibility for their design and making work, with more open-ended tasks undertaken.