Design and Technology

Design and Technology

“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

Course content:


From Year 7 pupils have the opportunity to explore different materials. We design and build items to a brief using an increasingly sophisticated range of techniques.


In Year 9 pupils may opt to spend more time and opportunity to develop their understanding of how designers produce pieces to match a design brief, consider new materials and deepen their understanding of the design process.


Then, in Year 10 pupils who choose to continue with our subject will begin the GCSE syllabus.





Assessments:

  • The course contains assessment during each topic

  • Practical and design skills will be assessed in a similar format to the GCSE non-exam assessment task

  • The opportunity to complete exam style questions

  • The final GCSE assessment: 2 hour written exam – 50% of GCSE and Non-exam assessment; 35- hour iterative design and make task 50% of GCSE.