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.
Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world, pupils identify needs and opportunities. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate.
They combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects. Through design and technology pupils develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.
Pupils complete two modules each of Food Technology and Resistant Materials alternatively in Years 7-9. In Resistant Materials, pupils design and make two products each year by following a design process that includes the following stages: design brief, analysis, design specification, design ideas, working drawings, cutting list, production plan, making and evaluation.
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Reading Fire Service visit Years 1 and 2
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Quinn Mcallion plays for Reading Academy in Nantes!
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