Design Technology

Design Technology is delivered following the National Curriculum and prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They learn
key areas such as design skills; developing creative, technical and practical expertise; experiencing state of the art machinery; understanding the principles of healthy living and nutrition; foods of the world and learning how to cook.

They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social, environmental and health issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects. Through design and technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products, become innovators and know how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The pupils draw on knowledge and understanding from across the curriculum, develop their numeracy, literacy, ICT and communication skills and are required to apply these in practical ways.

Based on their suitability, pupils are entered for a wide range of qualifications. These include WJEC/NOCN units; WJEC Entry Pathways Creative, Media and
performance Arts and BTEC Level 1 Construction Award.

Design Technology Curriculum Overview