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Curriculum Intent

Our knowledge-rich curriculum will inspire students to understand that Design and Technology is intrinsic in our lives and must not be something we take for granted. Our teaching and learning will inspire learners to draw on skills and knowledge acquired in Maths, Science and Art, helping them become innovative and enhance the world around them by creating solutions to real problems. We will ensure that students recognise that the products that we use every day have been meticulously designed to intuitively make even the most mundane tasks seem easy and comfortable, and that this doesn’t happen by accident. 


Our curriculum will ensure students comprehend and are able to utilise all aspects of the design process, both with their DT lessons, and in other curriculum areas. They will develop a true understanding of how to work from concept to completion; making analytical and justified use of research as they transform their initial thoughts into working three dimensional outcomes. They will become proficient in working safely with a wide range of tools, equipment and machinery, including CAD/CAM, whilst manipulating and combining various traditional and smart materials. In addition, they will expand their experience through a range of extracurricular visits and opportunities that will support our taught curriculum. We will inspire them to be our next generation of engineers, designers or craftsman who are interested in following a career path in engineering, design or nutrition.