Mr P Shepherd – Head of Open Faculty
Mrs W Elliott – Technician
Mrs M Roach – Technician
Design and Technology encourages creativity, resilience and independence. Increasingly challenging projects that develop problem solving in a variety of materials. Students learn a broad subject knowledge that incorporates Maths, Science, Engineering and Art.
We of course use the technology that that is now common in the engineering and design world but there is still a focus on the traditional handmade skills that establishes a solid foundation. Design Technology is a rigorous subject that gives the students the opportunity to become resilient, risk taking and enterprising citizens. They will study the work of others and understand how design is developed through people’s views and specific needs.
Students who study Design Technology can go on to make a massive contribution to the creativity, wealth and culture of the world.
Key Stage three is assessed using threshold statements. Students will be given a working at threshold at each data capture if they have been in the rotation for this subject:
Pupils are set homework booklets half termly to develop their mathematical problem solving skills. There are a choice of tasks and these are self, peer and teacher assessed. THOA Homework Resources
Higher Syllabus: 8552
Exam Board: AQA
Exam Board Website: www.aqa.org.uk
Subject: Design and Technology
Design Technology syllabus content: