Year 8 / ks3


The Curriculum intent of the Technology department is outlined below. These are the principles that shape our intent, implementation and intended impact of our subject area on the school Curriculum. We believe that every pupil, regardless of ability or background, should expect the same quality education in every lesson taught by every teacher across our curriculum team in order to achieve things they never thought they could.

Our vision and values for our Subject are:

The Technology curriculum in both KS3 and KS4 is aimed at developing pupils so that they become inquisitive and creative citizens.

In Design Technology this means that using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

Our rationale for teaching what we teach is as follows:

We use a hands on practical approach to learn in an environment that provides opportunities for experiential learning that provides access to a wide range of skills.  This enable pupils to succeed in creating a range of dishes and products, developing confidence in a practical environment, using a variety of tools, equipment and utensils.

The principles that shape our Key Stage Three Curriculum is:

Pupils have little opportunity to experience Design and Technology at KS2 due to the lack of experience, skills and equipment.  From Year 7 we aim to develop competent pupils in the practical environment, developing a range of skills and allow pupils to make products they are proud to take home and which are personalised to them.

Our Pupil Promise:

We promise that all pupils will be provided with the best quality delivery and assessment available at all times.  Pupils will be fully engaged in challenging activates both theory based and practical that will ensure a good understanding of the skills and knowledge relating to the context of the subject.

Any pupil that is driven to succeed will progress and gain the highest grades available.