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    Design and Technology

"Dream it, Believe it, Make it"

Key Stage 3

Within Year 7, 8 and 9 students undertake a design and make project in Design and Technology Product Design over a series of one-hour lessons. Students are taught how to respond creatively to a Design brief in order to solve problems. Students are always encouraged to respond to the Design problems with original, creative and exciting ideas, which allow them to choose the best processes, tools and techniques for manufacturing them. Throughout each project, the students are introduced to different methods as well as taught to analyse, evaluate and suggest improvements for their ideas.

Key Stage 4 – AQA

At GCSE level students are introduced to the AQA Design and Technology specification. Within this, subject students acquire knowledge and understanding of the working characteristics of materials and manufacturing processes, while being encouraged to utilise this when designing and manufacturing products. Our GCSE allows students to study core Technical, Designing and Making principles including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment. They will also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth.

Subject resources

Design and Technology - BBC Bitesize


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