Our Design Technology curriculum has been created to teach students a wide range of practical skills that will enable the students to manufacture a wide range of products with a high degree of accuracy. Additionally, students are taught about a variety of materials and process to allow students to be selective when designing and making products at GCSE.
Design and Technology drives and inspires creativity amongst students empowering them to become confident users of techniques, tools and materials and critical users of technology. A high proportion of teaching is through practical work in excellent facilities.
- To establish a safe practical space where students can be creative, use their imagination and feel relaxed and supported.
- To learn a variety skills and processes that link across the curriculum areas and develop a range of transferable skills for using school and their future working lives.
- To enable students to use theory knowledge to design, develop, make and evaluate a range of products.
- To celebrate the work of all students and use assessment to monitor students progress providing information to help them improve their knowledge and skills.
Our Engineering curriculum has been created to teach students a range of theoretical and practical skills that will enable students to manufacture a range of products to test their understanding of different processes and manufacture a range of sample pieces so that they can experience the more complex processes.
Our Resistant materials curriculum has been created to provide our students with a range of technical knowledge relating to all aspects of technology and timbers. Furthermore, to provide our students with a range of skills using a variety of hand tools and machine equipment so that they are able to design and create high quality accurate products.
Our Textiles curriculum has been created to provide our students with a range of technical knowledge relating to all aspects of technology and textiles. Furthermore, to provide our students with a range of skills using a variety of hand and machine work, a variety of treatments and finishes so that they are able to design and create high quality accurate products.
Food and nutrition
Our food and nutrition curriculum has been created to empower students with skills and confidence in a kitchen by encouraging them to cook / prepare a wide range of numerous dishes. In food and nutrition practical work is at the heart of the curriculum with practical’s occurring every two weeks, this enables the students to practice their cooking skills and perfect these skills ready for GCSE. Furthermore, the theory work runs alongside the practical teaching the students vital knowledge on nutrition and food hygiene.