Design & Technology

Curriculum Subjects

Design & Technology

See our Design & Technology Curriculum below at Bentley Wood for KS3


KS3 | Design & Technology

Course Aims:

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all students:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed 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.

Co-curricular activities:

We offer a range of clubs after school. Students continue with projects they began in lesson or develop individual interests.

Key Stage 4 & 5 / Career Progression:

Food & Nutrition and Textiles are offered at GCSE. A Level Food Technology and other Design & Technology courses are available at a number of institutes in the area. There is a wide range of careers/interests for which Design & Technology subjects is relevant as well as developing basic life skills.

Recommended Reading:

Numerous Design & Technology publications are held in the school library. Students are encouraged to read magazine articles (e.g. in Sunday supplements) and keep these. The Internet is also a valuable resource for researching well known designers and chefs.

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