Design and Technology
Ideas must be put to the test. That's why we make things, otherwise they would be no more than ideas.
Head of Faculty & Senior Curriculum Lead
Gwen Frye | email@example.com
Asma Ali | firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoebe Moss email@example.com
Jessica Hamp firstname.lastname@example.org
The Design Technology curriculum aims to engage students in a variety of creative and practical activities that will provide the students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making.
Students will be taught how to Design, make and evaluate, whilst acquiring technical knowledge. At the start of each year all students in Y7, Y8 and Y9 will follow a preparatory course.
Our GCSE Resistant Materials specification sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills required to undertake the iterative design process of exploring, creating and evaluating. The majority of the specification will be delivered through the practical application of this knowledge and understanding.
The subject content has been split into three sections as follows:
- Core technical principles
- Specialist technical principles
- Designing and making principles
In order to make effective design choices students will need a breadth of core technical knowledge and understanding that consists of:
- New and emerging technologies
- Energy generation and storage
- Developments in new materials
- Systems approach to designing
- Mechanical devices
- Materials and their working properties.