Design and Technology

We are currently in the process of reviewing our curriculum and as such, you will notice the curriculum pages changing over the coming weeks and months. Given its high importance and significant impact on teaching and learning, this is not a task we want to rush so please be patient with us while we make these changes and update the website as new information becomes available.
 

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, our pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

*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.