Design and Technology is committed to providing pupils of all abilities the opportunity to experience success. Through designing, making and evaluating products to creatively solve real life problems within a variety of context it is hoped that their confidence and self-esteem will be enhanced. Pupils will be encouraged to experiment and explore a range of ideas and produce outcomes which demonstrate skill and application of techniques.
DEEP Curriculum Overview
In lower school, pupils are given the opportunity, in line with our DEEP curriculum, to combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking in order to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. Pupils learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. Pupils combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. They also develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products, learning to apply their creative thinking and be innovative. Pupils rotate through a range of soft and hard technologies including Food Nutrition, Graphics Products, Resistant Materials. At GCSE, pupils are then given the opportunity to DEEPEN their understanding in a particular technology. Areas available are Design and Technology in the specialisms of Resistant Materials and Graphic, Food and Nutrition and Vocational Engineering.