Design and Technology
Technology and Design encompasses a wide range of skills and knowledge which pupils will apply to a range of design and make activities in the classroom.
The subject aims to develop the pupils’ knowledge in the areas of product design, materials and processes, manufacturing, mechanisms, and computer control. Central to all teaching is the acquisition of the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities including problem-solving, being creative, working with others, self-management. The practical nature of the subject provides real opportunities for pupils to nurture these skills in an enjoyable and meaningful way.
Key Stage Three
Key Stage 3 involves pupils in mainly practical orientated work. Technology and Design is delivered over one double (1hr 10 min) of Technology per week. The subject content is delivered through design and manufacture projects where pupils experience areas such as:
- Product Design
- Computer Control
- Computer Aided Design
- Computer Aided Manufacture
- Workshop Skills
Technology and Design is offered at GCSE and A’ Level.