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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@DidcotGirls12:27 PM - 20th June, 2018 Our amazing Maths department hard at work developing resources. Read more
@DidcotGirls11:32 PM - 19th June, 2018 This is beautiful! We are looking for STEAM art to display in the huge foyer of the Science block If you think you could help, please contact me... Read more
@DidcotGirls10:07 PM - 19th June, 2018 We were delighted to welcome some of the girls who will be joining us in September to today. Exciting times ahead, girls! Make sure you enjoy every minute of it. Read more
@DidcotGirls10:01 PM - 19th June, 2018 Looking at bringing the iDEA award into ! Looks great to ensure students are equipped with a wide range of digital skills! 💻 🖥 Read more
@DidcotGirls11:11 AM - 19th June, 2018 The newspaper tower challenge is well under way on our Rising Y7 Visit Day! Read more
@DidcotGirls10:44 AM - 19th June, 2018 Some of our Rising Y7 students are getting to know each other, with help from our Y8 Transition Mentors. Read more
@DidcotGirls07:41 PM - 18th June, 2018 : QUANDARY (noun) - a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation. students, can you use this word in your lessons this week?
@DidcotGirls07:41 PM - 18th June, 2018 Year 9’s are busy rehearsing for our workshop at one of our local primary schools this Friday! Read more
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