What do we at All Saints` see as the essential criteria in the delivery of Design and Technology?
• Engender enthusiasm and interest in design, technology and engineering
• Show the creative and stimulating nature of technology
• Introduce new and relevant technologies to young people
• Relate the work to social and environmental issues as well as economic, functional and aesthetic
• Place emphasis on application of design and technology
• Engage young people in risk taking
• Develop skills in project management and team work
• Promote the value of learning to do and learning through doing
• Develop respect for design and technology in the National Curriculum
All Saints Technology Department Key stage 3
Design and Technology at All Saints 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.
They will learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.
Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
At All Saints, we value high-quality design and technology education that makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.
Pupils will experience:
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, Electrics, Exploring and understanding both traditional and Smart Materials in compliant and resistant context, Materials Technology and Metal Processing and manipulation.
Textiles Technology in the manufacture of a product, using both hands-on and Computer Aided Manufacturing.
Food Technology, where pupils experience a range of food products utilising both traditional and modern catering methods
Electronics, Plastics manipulation and forming, Working with a range of materials within a computer aided design and manufacture situation, using components, systems and processes to determine an output.
Textiles Technology in the design and manufacture of a bespoke item to solve the needs within society.
Food Technology that examines the impact of food on our health and wellbeing through nutritional appreciation, as well as practical activities to enhance this understanding
When designing, making and evaluating, KS3 pupils are taught to:
· use research and exploration, such as the study of different cultures, to identify and understand user needs
· identify and solve their own design problems and understand how to reformulate problems given to them
· develop specifications to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that respond to needs in a variety of situations
· use a variety of approaches to generate creative ideas and avoid stereotypical responses
· develop and communicate design ideas using annotated sketches, detailed plans, 3-D and mathematical modelling, oral and digital presentations and computer-based tools
Making· select from and use specialist tools, techniques, processes, equipment and machinery precisely, including computer-aided manufacture
· select from and use a wider, more complex range of materials, components and ingredients, taking into account their properties
· analyse the work of past and present professionals and others to develop and broaden their understanding
· investigate new and emerging technologies
· test, evaluate and refine their ideas and products against a specification, taking into account the views of intended users and other interested groups
· understand developments in design and technology, its impact on individuals, society and the environment, and the responsibilities of designers, engineers and technologists