Design Technology

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

George Smith Patton

Overview

In design and technology students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

KEY STAGE 3

Design and Technology is taught at KS3 through Textiles, Food and Resistant Materials. Designing activities are intended to stimulate creativity, innovation and imagination. Students will design and make a number of products through out the 3 years including a fabric printed book cover, T-shirt, biscuits, bread products and healthy drinks, a piece of jewellery and a paper automater.

KEY STAGE 4

Textiles

One of the options available to students in Yr 10 is the study of GCSE Design and Technology (textiles). At the beginning of the course surface pattern and decoration are explored and developed using a variety of techniques such as silk painting, digital printing, appliqué, stencilling and quilting. A variety of products are made which include wall panels, bags, prayer mats and screen dividers.

Food

This course is designed to encourage pupils to develop their making and analytical skills. It is suitable for pupils who get a deep satisfaction from making and testing food products themselves. Students will also develop an understanding of nutrition and what function individual nutrients perform in the body.