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%).

 

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@DidcotGirls12:37 AM - 13th December, 2018 Nice surprise in the post today from Didcot Girls School. Proud to do my bit in supporting the employability skills of young people in Didcot Read more
@DidcotGirls12:37 AM - 13th December, 2018 Many congratulations to the first cohort of our Finding Your Voice group and especially to those who successfully achieved their oracy badges! Read more
@DidcotGirls12:37 AM - 13th December, 2018 My Y9 team have been working incredibly hard on the bookcase commissioned to them by a local nursery. They are making excellent progress and I can not wait to see it finoshed! 🌲📕🌲 Read more
@DidcotGirls12:37 AM - 13th December, 2018 Our Poet Laureates are bringing much Joy to my World right now 😊🎶🎄... They will be sharing 2 new commissioned in whole school assemblies next week 👍🏽 - thank you Kat & Nina 😍, we CAN'T WAIT!
@DidcotGirls12:37 AM - 13th December, 2018 Sophia's GCSE Artwork has a powerful message about vanity... We love how your brave use of scale communicates the concept brilliantly! Read more
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