We believe that Design and Technology is a subject that can help us to understand and give meaning to the world in which we live and, as such, we strive to make our students think about the world we are living in. Through our curriculum we aim to provide students with an experience that is exciting and ensure that our students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking.
We support our students to aspire through their learning experiences to standards of excellence intellectually, practically, and aesthetically. Each student experiences a variety of media and techniques. In KS3 students will develop their skills and understanding with progressive complexity and sophistication, so that they are able to make informed choices and work with increasing independence into Key Stages 4 and 5.
We support students in learning to co-operate and negotiate and be able to share good practice and learn from others. We develop students’ awareness of the impact of design and design technology on society and expect them to achieve by applying a variety of skills from the wider curriculum together with those specific to, Design and Technology to produce effective and considered prototype products.
We enable students to enjoy their learning in, Design and Technology and to gain transferable skills that will help them in other curriculum areas and in life. Our curriculum has strong links with Maths and Science.
We aim to enable our students to become:
- successful independent learners who enjoy learning, understand how to make progress and achieve to their potential;
- confident self-managers and team-workers, who are willing to take risks and keep an open-mind about new ideas and techniques;
- responsible citizens aware of the role they play in society and the importance of art, design and technology in contributing to society;
- confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
The facilities and expertise in the area enable these aims and values to be explored through Food Preparation and Nutrition , Design and Technology and , Graphics. Our curriculum is designed to lead to excellence at every level, providing our students with a strong foundation from which to excel in further , Design and STEM related studies.