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Highlands School

Highlands School

Design and Technology

Curriculum intent

  • Design and technology prepares students to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life. 

  • The subject calls for students to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and members of teams. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. 

  • They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate past and present design and technology, its uses and effects. 

  • Through design and technology, all students can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.

  • Through a variety of creative and practical activities, students will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.

  • Within Design and Technology students will gain knowledge and skills in a number of disciplines including: Food Technology, Textiles, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Child development.The broad range of disciplines allow students to have experience working with a variety of materials, techniques and processes but holistically knowing they are all part of the Design and Technology family.

    KS3 - Design and Technology 

    Key Stage 3 - Design and Technology

     

    Term rotations (terms 1-3)

    Year 7

    Resistant materials (RM):

    Our planet

    Textiles:

    Patch work cushion

    Food: 

    Skill me up!

    Year 8

    Resistant materials (RM):

    Designing and making a lamp

    Textiles:

    Bag for life

    Food: 

    Healthy eating

    Year 9

    Resistant materials (RM):

    Textiles

    Food: