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Design and Technology

Design and Technology

Curriculum, vision and aims.

Our students in Design & Technology will have a specialised creative and technical education in D&T, Food and Engineering to encourage their love of learning.  They will learn about all the tools, machines, processes and techniques to fully inform and succeed in their chosen subjects in KS4 and 5. Through a variety of creative and practical activities, students will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work in an iterative way when creating,  designing and making. They will understand how to be efficient in the workshops and kitchens and to work according to key principles aimed to keep the individual, peers and working environment safe.  ​

Students will learn how to communicate their ideas, thinking and achievements with others effectively and to respond positively to both peer and teacher critique. This leads to becoming aware and to understanding the importance of a third-party target user or client and beyond just producing for their own needs. Importantly, they will build resilience when things go wrong and be able to analyse and evaluate their own work in order to understand how to continually progress and improve.​

The impact of learning will be measured using a range of different evaluation methods which are tailored to the project while meeting the whole school marking policy. This way students develop a toolbox of different evaluation methods available to them including self, peer and formal exam style assessment to support their independent progression.​

Subject Contacts for Support

In the first instance please contact your child’s class teacher using their school email address. The class teacher is in the best position to answer general questions as they will know your child better than anyone.

For more specific questions please contact the following staff by email:
Mrs D. Swain (Head Of Department)
[email protected]

We will endeavour to reply to any correspondence as soon as possible. If you would like to contact us by telephone please contact school on 01909 771291. They will inform us of your call and we will answer if available or arrange to phone you back.