Curriculum Intent

In Design and Technology, students will work within the Food Technology room and the Design Technology workshop. They will be taught by subject specialist, learning a range of practical skills and technical subject knowledge to help solve real world problems. Students will design, make and evaluate their products to develop a love of Design Technology and Food Technology.

Food Technology

“Every kid in every school no matter their background, deserves to learn the basics about food - where it comes from, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies. These life skills are as important as reading and writing, but they've been lost over the past few generations. We need to bring them back and bring up our kids to be streetwise about food.”

– Jamie Oliver

Food Technology curriculum has been designed to enable our learners to:

  • Confidently cook and prepare healthy, nutritious meals for themselves and their families
  • Develop an appreciation of different foods from around the world, and learn about the important of food in different cultures
  • Understand where food comes from and how to make positive, sustainably food choices
  • Consider how our food is presented to make it look exciting and interesting.

Design Technology

“I made 5,127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution. I don’t mind failure”

- James Dyson

Design Technology curriculum has been designed to enable our learners to:

  • Confidently use a range of tools and pieces of equipment to use in practical ways both inside and outside of the classroom
  • Develop an appreciation of the aesthetics and functionally of a range of products
  • Understand the importance of sustainably sourcing materials, and the choices we have as consumers
  • Consider how people interact with different products, and how they can be adapted to suit different needs.

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