Design and Technology

  • Intent

    Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computer aided design, food and nutrition. Students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. Highquality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

  • Impact

    The curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
    • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks
    • Confidently and successfully participate in an increasingly technological world
    • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make highquality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
    • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
    • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Careers in Design and Technology

It can be difficult to see how your school subjects relate to future jobs. However, when you make your Options choices in Year 9, it can influence and determine your career pathway, and the choices you make in the next stages of your education.

Should you wish to explore careers in Design and Technology further, here are some interesting websites to help your research.

Hospitality Careers Map 

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