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

@DidcotGirls10:00 PM - 20th April, 2019 Best of luck to year 9 student Talia Sanders who is flying out to Spain to play for England Schools U15s this weekend 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ⚽️ We couldn’t be prouder! Read more
@DidcotGirls10:00 PM - 20th April, 2019 A perfect morning for ! Fantastic to see so many staff, students, families and even their dogs enjoying the weather and getting their running (and volunteering) shoes on 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️ 👏🏼 Read more
@DidcotGirls05:53 PM - 17th April, 2019 A very productive workshop session today in Art & Graphics! Lovely to see so many students displaying commitment to their 🎨 Read more
@DidcotGirls09:46 AM - 16th April, 2019 Following the well-deserved success of Mr Manning in becoming Headteacher at St Birinus School from September, we have a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher from September 1st. If you would like to join us in developing our amazing girls as future leaders: Read more
@DidcotGirls07:42 PM - 11th April, 2019 My latest Patron of Writing update is available to read in the March from Didcot Girls' School - find it here & see what a poet in school is getting up to! 🙂 ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦Read more
@DidcotGirls09:50 PM - 10th April, 2019 So lovely to see so many year 11’s in school working on dance theory during the Easter break Read more
@DidcotGirls09:21 PM - 9th April, 2019 We hope that everyone’s having a lovely Easter Holiday so far! Here’s our cover of Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose” in the end of term assembly. Read more
@DidcotGirls12:40 PM - 9th April, 2019 7 members of staff (and a dog) spent their Sunday walking 14km DofE routes ready for our bronze expeditions next term👏🏼
Back to Top