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DT & Food Tech


Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. It is one that gives students the opportunity to apply and embed cross-curricular skills from Maths, Science and The Arts in real life scenarios. It promotes independent learning in an arena where students can take ownership of their work to become resilient, risk taking individuals. Using creativity and imagination, students design and make products or dishes that focus on their functional skills and enhance their practical abilities in the workshop and kitchen. ‘Traditional’ elements are developed in parallel with advancements in the subject, not only in relation to ever-changing technologies, but also through reflection upon current social and environmental issues.  

Students solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They expand their awareness towards the wider world making them better informed consumers with responsibility for their own choices and actions.  

The curriculum aims to ensure that all students are given the scaffolding needed to be able to participate successfully without fear of failure. Problems become opportunities as students are supported in creating iterations. They learn the importance of being able to critically analyse and evaluate their own work as well as the work of others. They are encouraged to develop the expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently, and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. They leave showing an understanding of the impact of technology on daily life and the wider society. 

For further information about the Design and Technology curriculum, please contact Miss Lazenby (Joint Head of Create): tara.lazenby@parksidecc.org.uk