Design and Technology - Didcot Girls' School

Design and Technology

In Design and Technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

- The National Curriculum

Key Stage 3

In KS3 (Years 7 and 8) pupils are introduced to three material areas:

  • Food
  • Resistant Materials
  • Textiles

In these material areas they learn safe and hygienic practice, use of basic tools and equipment, simple skills and techniques and basic subject knowledge. They learn to apply their creativity and to work in teams.

Key Stage 4

In KS4 (years 9-11) pupils can opt for GCSEs which specialise in one of the material areas that they have studied in the lower school:

  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Design and Technology: Resistant Materials
  • Design and Technology: Textiles

Each GCSE involves practical experience as well as theory work. They are all assessed by one final examination (50%) and 1–2 non-examined assessments (50%).

 

Documents

@DidcotGirls07:45 AM - 9th August, 2018 It's a sad farewell to Mr Walker with a lovely article by in the Read more
@DidcotGirls11:37 PM - 8th August, 2018 The end of an era and time to say ‘goodbye and thank you’ to a wonderful man. Read more
@DidcotGirls01:06 PM - 2nd August, 2018 Topical recap: "We must continue to shout out about the liberating, humanising, intoxicating power of the arts": my blog on arts education: Read more Read more
@DidcotGirls01:06 PM - 2nd August, 2018 The reduction in the number of children studying the arts will have a knock on to the cultural capital of this country. Playing in a band, dancing in a group, speaking someone else’s words in public is simply food for the soul
@DidcotGirls01:03 PM - 2nd August, 2018 Intrigued by the description of tuning cycles as a way of honing professional development. 'The Teacher Gap' is a brilliantly constructive read so far. Read more
@DidcotGirls01:02 PM - 2nd August, 2018 Thanks for everything you've done to inspire so many young people ! Could we ask you to write an article for us to help encourage more business volunteers to get involved?
@DidcotGirls01:02 PM - 2nd August, 2018 Word of the day: ONOMATOMANIA - frustration at being unable to think of the appropriate word.
@DidcotGirls10:41 AM - 30th July, 2018 You may have already seen this...to the school who truly inspires the next generation of women leaders! 😊 ! Read more
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