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

@DidcotGirls07:26 PM - 19th October, 2018 Have a read about our trip to for the civic service this week here with some great praise for our delightful students: Read more
@DidcotGirls07:04 AM - 19th October, 2018 Our first video from busking is an acoustic version of Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” and is now up on YouTube. Read more
@DidcotGirls07:05 PM - 18th October, 2018 We look forward to welcoming you to the Didcot Sixth Form Open Evening, taking place at St Birinus School on Wednesday 21st November from 6pm! Read more
@DidcotGirls02:08 PM - 18th October, 2018 It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime and is inspired by our extraordinary students and school Read more
@DidcotGirls01:46 PM - 18th October, 2018 Thursday lunchtime - baked apples and apple strudel! Delicious! Read more
@DidcotGirls01:43 PM - 18th October, 2018 It was fantastic to have Yr 11 with us this morning for the Careers Fair. What lovely boys they are! Read more
@DidcotGirls01:31 PM - 18th October, 2018 At the Bund in Shanghai Read more
@DidcotGirls01:31 PM - 18th October, 2018 Miss Davies and Jackie proudly present leadership badges in Year 8’s first Celebration Assembly of the year. Well done girls! Read more
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