DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Our Design and Technology curriculum focuses on developing practical skills within key material areas, allowing pupils to learn about industry standards and manufacture products with high quality outcomes. Pupils learn about commercial processes and careers in related industries, as well as developing core transferable skills, such as collaboration and communication. Pupils get to grips with using current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments.
Pupils will use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs.
Pupils will study the following key areas:
- Core Technical Principles
- Specialist Technical Principles
- Design and making Principles
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Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Design and Technology (8552)
The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.