Design and Technology is about providing opportunities for our pupils to develop their capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products.
- The Design and Technology Association
In Home Technology we consider the Design Technology area using the materials of food and textiles. Each KS3 Year group spends half a year completing a Food Technology course and half a year on a Textiles Technology course.
Through Design Technology, we want to inspire our pupils to be creative and imaginative, enabling them to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
We encourage our pupils to draw on knowledge from other subject areas: mathematics, science, computing and art predominantly, although depending on the context of our projects, they could draw upon knowledge from other areas of the school curriculum. It is important that our pupils see the bigger picture when it comes to designing and making, as they are our future.
Through Design Technology, we encourage our pupils to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through evaluation of the past and present design and technology, we encourage our pupils to develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of our nation.