Through Design and Technology students experience working with a wide range of materials, using a variety of processes, all within the structure of the design process. Students get the opportunity to develop problem solving skills & fine motor skills, explore creative design & development and work as individuals & as part of a team. From the different experiences students are provided with the chance to enhance many life skills and confidences.
At Key Stage 3 students complete term long projects which develop different elements of the design process and core practical skills. Each project also introduces a new materials & elements of the Design & Technology curriculum, in readiness for KS4.
At Key Stage 4 students are work towards a variety of Unit Awards from AQA. The units provide evidence of student’s having completed a range of practical and theory based skills using a variety of materials and learning experiences. The units are selected to provide each student with some experience in a career area that interests them.