Meols Cop High School

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Design & Technology

Design and Technology is unique in the school curriculum, as it poses to students practical challenges to which there is no single right answer and require both creative and technical competence. This develops students self esteem and self efficacy, a can do approach, which allows pupils to see the world as a place of opportunity in a society which is constantly developing and changing.

Design and Technology inspires learners with the practical foundations that will lead some pupils into careers that develop technological solutions to global challenges. The subject also gives young people an experience of a technical career and provides a pathway for students into vocational education and career; be it as a craftsperson, technician or engineer.

The aim of the Design and Technology Department at Meols Cop High School is to combine practical skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and manufacture quality products in a variety of scales of production.  We strive to stimulate a lasting interest in learning through problem solving and technological activities. We attempt to help students to develop their imaginations, sensitivity and creative responses to a wide range of aesthetic experiences.

Students should develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills, both on their own and in groups.  We aim to promote high standards of academic achievements through designing, making and evaluating and to promote an environment where all students develop personal responsibility and self-motivation, but consider the needs and achievements of others.

The GCSE design and technology course is studied at key stage 4, aligned to the AQA examination board.