- Design & Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.
- Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
- Pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
- Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.
- Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, pupils develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
- High-quality Design & Technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Aims of the Howden le Wear Curriculum for Design & Technology
The Curriculum for Design & Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world;
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users;
- critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others;
- understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
Learning Foci for Design & Technology
1. To design, make and evaluate: to research and design; to make; to evaluate.
2. To master practical skills: construction; mechanics; textiles; electricals and electronics; materials; computing;
3. To acquire and apply knowledge of cooking and nutrition.