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Design and Technology


Curriculum Intent

Our Design and Technology curriculum gives our young people the knowledge & skills to engage with the designed and made world. They learn how products and systems are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative and to make creative use of a variety of resources including traditional and digital technologies, to improve the world around them.

We provide sequenced opportunities, which allow students to develop knowledge in Product Design Textiles, Graphic Communications, Systems & Control and Food Preparation & Nutrition. Students should grow in confidence through the teaching of specialists and well-equipped teaching areas.

We follow the National Curriculum in order for KS3 students to gain a broad range of opportunities. As students’ progress to KS4 they choose an area within Design & Technology to study. In the chosen area, the subject allows for deeper study of the world they live in, potential career opportunities and with the skills developed at KS3 the confidence to task risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens; with problem solving skills that encourages them to focus on the target market, and a range of issues within a variety of contexts, while considering their own and other’s needs, wants and values.

Food preparation and nutrition equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition, and healthy eating.

Key Documents 

Click the link below for a detailed overview of the core knowledge and skills covered in Design and Technology:

Design and Technology Knowledge Sequencing

In Years 7-9 work is assessed against Learning Pathways. Click the link below for the Learning Pathway descriptors against which work is judged:

Design and Technology KS3 Grade Descriptors