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Design Technology

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

— Steve Jobs, 1997

Curriculum Vision: 

Department Policy Statement

Design and technology is a subject of application. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, while their own and others’ needs, wants and values are taken into consideration. They acquire and apply a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Students learn that you sometimes have to take risks in order to enable a project to be realised, Students also learn the importance of becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of products, both past and present, they develop a critical understanding of their impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education is essential because it is the creative, culturally/environmentally aware, innovative and resourceful people who will guide our way along the often challenging path to our future.

Intent

KS1 and 2

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks

  • confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others

  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

KS3  

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world  

  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users  <

  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others  understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.