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Design and Technology

    Aims of the Faculty

  • We are aiming to provide a Design Technology experience during which students:
  • Enjoy what they are doing
  • Are involved in making useful products
  • Achieve their full potential
  • Learn how to problem solve
  • Are actively involved in their own learning and are striving to improve
  • Build greater confidence in their own abilities
  • Are able to use information effectively

    Faculty Philosophy

    Design Technology is essentially a practical subject, which involves students in the designing and making of tangible outcomes. By its nature it is concerned with the practical process of using materials to develop solutions to problems.
    Design Technology is a wide-ranging subject that calls on knowledge and concepts developed within other areas of the curriculum. Design Technology applies and extends these in a practical manner, reinforcing and enhancing the whole curriculum.
    Design Technology develops in students an awareness of both the social and scientific nature of society and encourages them to be confident and active members within it.
    In order to achieve this we aim to:
    • Develop practical expertise in each of the specialist areas of Design Technology.
    • Provide students with the knowledge and understanding associated with each of the specialist areas of Design Technology.
    • Provide opportunities for ALL students to succeed and achieve their potential in each of the specialist areas of Design Technology.
    • Provide opportunities for students to take control of the designing and making process in each of the specialist areas of Design Technology.
    • Provide opportunities for students to be active learning partners in each of the specialist areas of Design Technology.