The Westgate School
4 - 16 'all-through' school
Winchester, SO22 5AZ | 01962 854757
"The Westgate School is a happy and vibrant community,
where pupils are encouraged to aim for excellence"
(Ofsted, September 2022)
“Creative solutions for a sustainable future”
Our Design and Technology curriculum intends to:
Inspire and equip pupils with the skills to solve real world problems;
Empower pupils to be creative, innovative, ready to make mistakes and to learn from practical experience;
Provide opportunities for pupils to model proposals through testing and evaluation, with a high regard for resources and an understanding of their impact on the environment and the world around them
Why Learn D & T?
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, 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 in disciplines such as maths, 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 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 wellbeing of the nation.
Design & Technology covers core technical and designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, techniques and equipment.
Developing knowledge and understanding of materials and processes to be able to make high quality products
Developing drawing, modelling and CAD skills to communicate ideas
Using iterative design strategies to create prototypes
Developing knowledge of a wide range of materials including textiles