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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@DidcotGirls10:26 PM - 19th June, 2019 Yep, those Young Writers are superstars 💫 🌟🤩! It’s been an absolute privilege to work with them this year - bring on next year 😃! Read more
@DidcotGirls07:10 PM - 19th June, 2019 A great evening listening to poets read their work. Wow! Thank you for being our wonderful Patron of Writing. Read more
@DidcotGirls01:35 PM - 19th June, 2019 Who will win the newspaper tower challenge today?! Read more
@DidcotGirls12:10 PM - 19th June, 2019 Lunch is always popular with our rising Y7 girls! We had a choice of roast, pasta bake or jacket potatoes today! Read more
@DidcotGirls11:24 AM - 19th June, 2019 Today we are welcoming 36 girls from 22 different primary schools, so getting to know each other and making new friends is an important part of the day. Read more
@DidcotGirls11:12 AM - 19th June, 2019 Dr Coldwell meets some of our rising Y7 girls on their tour of the school. Read more
@DidcotGirls11:04 AM - 19th June, 2019 Day two of our out of catchment visit days is well underway! Read more
@DidcotGirls11:33 PM - 18th June, 2019 Are you a student or a member of staff at School? Want to win THREE books of your choice to read over the summer? Enter our annual Summer Reading Competition! Details from Miss V. or Mrs Barnes in the :)
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