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Design Technology

The creative industries are currently one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors and are worth £87 billion to the UK economy. ​

Our Design and Technology curriculum is exciting and innovative and involves applying knowledge and skills when designing and making products. In the first three years, we will set the foundation for students to be able to explore and investigate in a similar way to real life contexts using a broad range of materials and ingredients

Students may opt for one of the GCSE courses where they will build on this foundation to develop as problem solvers who can explore a brief and seek out opportunities to experiment and create products. Students will acquire knowledge, understanding and skills which allow them to make informed decisions about equipment, materials or ingredients and the way they work.​

Design and Technology not only focuses on the end product and its aesthetics but also looks at design problems we can solve and the changing needs of a technological society.  We prepare students to contribute to the modern world by having the ability to explore design problems for themselves, address the solutions by undertaking research activities whilst considering the needs of individuals within our community and the wider world.​

Students will have opportunities to specialise in specific materials, acquiring relevant skills and processes which will enable them to work with independence whilst developing problem solving skills, creativity and resilience.

The links below take you to the 39 Week Plans for Key Stage Four and Five  Food and 3D Art courses:

  • Year 10 Food Technology 39 Week Plan
  • Year 11 Food Technology 39 Week Plan
  • Year 10 3D Art 39 Week Plan
  • Year 11 3D Art 39 Week Plan

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