Design and Technology is an area of study that focuses on planning, designing and creating products using the design process. This is achieved by developing skills, knowledge and understanding by completing Focused Practical Tasks (FPT’s) to solve Design and Make Assignments (DMA). By studying Design and Technology pupils are be able to develop problem solving, communication, planning/research and evaluation skills. These tasks are achieved through the DMA’s which are done through either group or independent work.
Design and Technology compliments Science, Maths, Information Technology and Art from a cross curricular perspective. The synergy across these subjects makes Design and Technology a very dynamic and ever changing subject similar to the technological world that we live in.
Throughout each year pupils have the opportunity to work with traditional hand tools, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) hardware and software including a laser cutter and 3D printer as well as workshop tools and machinery. The projects covered through the year focus on resistant materials and product design.