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Design and Technology
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
Edward de Bono
Design and Technology is a compulsory subject for all KS3 pupils taught as a single lesson per week. At KS3, pupils study the various branches of Design and Technology such as textiles, graphics, CAD CAM and resistant materials.
Pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 are taught the AQA Design and Technology GCSE specification; this is taught across three lessons per week at Year 10 and four lessons per week at Year 11. Design and Technology is also taught at Primary level once a week to all year groups.
Our pupils will be able to evaluate highly-finished existing products in terms of aesthetics, ergonomics, function and suitability for the consumer. They will also be able to identify which industrial methods are used for products made from the following raw materials: wood and crude oil. Lastly, pupils will be able to create unique designs using the iterative design process and identify the work of influential designers and companies.
Ms M Fennell – Subject Lead for Art & Design
Ms P McFarlane - Teacher of Art & Design and Design Technology