Design Technology & Engineering
Why study Design Technology & Engineering?
Design Technology & Engineering are part of the Key Stage 3 curriculum and are also available as Key Stage 4 option subjects.
For interested Key Stage 3 students, we offer an extra-curricular Design Technology club.
Have you ever asked the question “Why?” things work the way they do?
Studying Design Technology & Engineering builds on the skills and knowledge children have already learnt at primary school. It leverages increasingly sophisticated resources, including dedicated teaching environments, manufacturing equipment and specialist teaching.
At its core is creativity and imagination. Students learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. To do this effectively, they will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on additional disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
Additionally, it provides excellent opportunities for students to develop and apply value judgements of an aesthetic, economic, moral, social, and technical nature both in their own designing and when evaluating the work of others.