Design & Technology – Subject focus
Design & Technology is an important subject – it is logical, creative, and practical. Alongside the pleasure of completing a practical project, students have the opportunity to apply what they learn from other curriculum areas, especially in maths and science.
Many of the activities are based on a multi-sensory approach and aim to enable students to use all their senses and hand function skills when completing their tasks. Making a Wind Chime for example provides various opportunities to experience different textures and sounds.
Alice in the sixth form, is pictured working on a hanging bird feeder, which she made as part of her John Muir Award. The students work from a technical drawing, which gives them all the instructions to complete their project.
Aayan in KS3 is pictured with his Book End, a design and make task, where students were asked to choose a couple of iconic English images to make the book ends more appealing and also links to his class topic of Exploring England.
Harrison in KS4 is working on a wooden tea tray. Students researched shapes from nature to incorporate into their design and learnt how to communicate their design ideas in 2D drawings. Students learnt about the properties of pinewood in order to work safely and enable them to choose the right tools and equipment for each stage of the process.
Everything in the Design & Technology classroom is designed to make these enriching activities accessible for our students.
Learn more about the full Design & Technology curriculum.