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Design and Technology is intrinsic in our lives and is something we often take for granted. The products that surround us and we use every day, have been meticulously designed to intuitively make even the most mundane tasks seem easy and comfortable, this doesn’t happen by accident. Drawing on skills and knowledge acquired in Maths, Science, Technology and Art helps students studying Design and Technology become innovative and enhance the world around them by creating solutions to real-world problems.
In Design and Technology, students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and as members of a team. Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and the wider world, students identify needs and opportunities.
They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate. They combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate past and present design and technology and its uses and effects. Through Design and Technology, students develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.
Page last updated 15 October 2021