‘There are three responses to a piece of design: Yes, No and Wow!
Wow is the one to aim for!
Designing and making are fundamental human activities, relevant and useful to everyone. Creative problem solving and envisaging what might exist in the future and using tools and materials to create and critique that future is a unique human ability, which has led to the development of successive civilizations across history. It embodies some of the best of what it means to be human. Studying Design and Technology is to join the UK’s rich and long history of design and manufacturing innovation which boasts a sector that employs some two million people.
Design and Technology empowers young people to actively contribute to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of themselves, their community and their nation. It encourages taking risks and so become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable. It gives a context to develop and apply value judgements of an aesthetic, economic, moral, social, environmental and technical nature, both one’s own ideas but also that of others.
Through Design and Technology, young people are introduced to the field of human endeavour and empowered to become people who see the world as a place of opportunity where they and others can, through their own thoughts and actions, improve theirs and others’ situation.
The Long Term Plan for DT is available here
Mr G. Dean - Leader of Technology
Mrs B. Baldwin - Teacher of Food Technology
Mr C. Baxter - Teacher of Technology
Mr G. Cope - Teacher of Technology
Mr W. Felgate - Teacher of Food and Technology
Further Information Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Design and Technology
OCR GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition (see Food Technology web page)
WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering
Level 1/2 Art Practice
Homework in Technology
KS3 homework is set once a fortnight for both Technology and Food. Tasks can vary from; researching in preparation for project work to deepening subject knowledge.
KS4 homework is set once a week. Tasks can vary from; subject knowledge tests to completing project work.
Further information on Technology