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 crafts person, technician or engineer.
Subject Leader: Miss J Morgan
Teachers: Mr I Ali
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In Textiles Technology you will design, experiment and create woven, knitted, printed and decorative textile products incorporating a wide range of traditional and modern technology techniques. You will explore new technology and understanding major cutting edge developments such as wearable electronics, medical textiles and materials that can be stronger than metal.
Design and Technology has a common core theory context which includes new and emerging technologies, modern and smart materials and their working properties which will be covered throughout the course. This core content covers all aspects of Design and Technology: Timber, Metals and Polymers, Textiles, Paper and Board, Electronic & Mechanical Systems.
In Timers and Plastics you will develop your use of CAD/CAM to develop your designs and programmable components in order to understand electronic systems & how they can help you in Design & Technology.
The GCSE design and technology course is studied at key stage 4, aligned to the AQA examination board.
Why is Design and Technology Important?
Design 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-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.
Is Design and Technology just practical lessons?
Lessons in Design and Technology are a combination of both theoretical learning combined with practical outcomes. Students till apply key knowledge to situations where practical skills will be explained and developed to create small outcomes. Design and Technology has changed in recent years to better represent the realities of the working world.
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