Design & Technology

Technology is committed to providing pupils of all abilities with the opportunity to experience success. Through designing and making, it is hoped that their confidence and self-esteem will be enhanced. Pupils will be encouraged to experiment and explore a range of ideas and produce outcomes which demonstrate skill and application of techniques.

DEEP Curriculum Overview

In lower school, pupils are given the opportunity, in line with our DEEP curriculum, to combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking in order to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. Pupils learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. Pupils combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. They also develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products, learning to apply their creative thinking and be innovative. Pupils rotate through a range of soft and hard technologies including Food Nutrition, Graphics Products, Resistant Materials and Textiles. Throughout each specialism, pupils will build upon their knowledge, skills and understanding. Pupils are then given the opportunity to deepen their understanding in a particular Technology. Areas available are Design and Technology in the specialisms of Resistant Materials and Textiles, Food and Nutrition and Health and Social Care.

Topics / Areas of Study

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