Design and Technology Curriculum Statement
Design and Technology is introduced in Key Stage 4. It is interesting, creative and practical. Students learn to develop a range of skills through the design make and evaluation of practical projects. Lessons help students develop their creativity and improve their practical skills.
Students study design and develop their ideas and skills in response. They look at examples, explore them and begin to think about making a similar type of product.
Students experience using and testing prototypes. They are encouraged to look at what they are making and either find ways, or follow suggestions, for a different or improved way of making a similar design. They then create a final prototype by applying knowledge and skills learned and applied during the topic.
Students develop their evaluation skills by examining their own finished products, suggesting changes and reflecting on how they worked and changes they would make in the future.
Students develop a sense of enjoyment and discovery in learning about themselves and others in the world around them and are able to develop their imagination and develop their artistic and creative abilities. The range of topics and materials used reflect the large cultural range of resources available to us therefore allowing the Design and Technology curriculum to help students understand and appreciate the range of different cultures in school in their local area and in the world.