Design and 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. They 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.
They have the opportunity to explore a variety of materials from acrylic plastics, textiles and wood, learning how to use different tools and machines proficiently. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.