Design Technology

Vision for DT
Through the teaching of DT we aim for learners to demonstrate a secure understanding of who their product will be for and the purpose using scientific understanding. We aim for learners to develop technical competence using innovative ideas through designs whilst consistently applying technological knowledge. 

Essential Characteristics for DT

Significant levels of originality and the willingness to take creative risks to produce innovative ideas and prototypes

An excellent attitude to learning and independent working

The ability to use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others

The ability to carry out thorough research, show initiative and ask questions to develop an exceptionally detailed knowledge of users’ needs

The ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials, carefully and working safely

A thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products 

The ability to apply mathematical knowledge

The ability to manage to risks exceptionally well to manufacture products safely and hygienically

A passion for the subject and knowledge of up-to-date technological innovations in materials, products and systems

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