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The Design & Technology Department

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The aim of the Key Stage 3 Design and Technology curriculum is to build on the previous knowledge and experience pupils have gained at their primary school and prepare young people to cope in a rapidly changing technological world. We provide opportunities for pupils to think and intervene creatively to improve the world in which we live. By the end of their design and technology experience they should be discriminating consumers and users of products.

The subject calls for students to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and members of a team. Pupils must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. They reflect on and evaluate present and past Design and Technology, its uses and effects.

Pupils are given the opportunity to work in fields such as: Food, Resistant Materials, Textiles, Electronics, Mechanisms, Construction and Horticulture.

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