If you can think it, you can make it.
Design and Technology provides our children with an opportunity to tackle problems. The cross-curricular nature of Design and Technology offers a setting for the children to apply knowledge and skills from a number of other subjects including art, language, maths and science. Design and Technology is a stimulating, demanding and practical subject. Lessons inspire children to learn to think creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. They learn to make their own decisions with help and encouragement to solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
The National Curriculum for Design and Technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise need to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
- Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
- Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
- Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.
What do we know about careers in Design and Technology?
As technology continues evolving and becoming essential in many different fields, there are more and more ways in which creative individuals can combine an interest in both technology and design in their career such as:
- Graphic Designer
- Software Developer
- Fashion Designer
- Civil Engineer
- Quantity Surveyor