Our Curriculum: Design & Technology
D&T at Headlands covers a wide range of technologies – from traditional woodworking skills and cookery, to high tech robotics and 3D printing. Pupils at KS3 follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study (PoS), which provides a broad background framework for all we do in Y7 and Y8.
Pupils work in well-equipped workshops, computer suites and kitchens, carrying out a range of design and make activities and focused practical tasks.
Our curriculum is designed to encourage creativity, develop problem solving abilities and a general enthusiasm for designing and making – by ensuring we work with a wide range of materials in a variety of different contexts.
Pupils are also encouraged to reflect on the wider impact of D&T – for example the sustainability of the ingredients and materials they work with.
Open-ended design tasks are often used to allow for maximum extension/challenge and maximum progress. Support is also given to enable all to engage, feel confident and achieve.
D&T at KS4 is an option – we offer GCSEs in 3D Design and Food Preparation and Nutrition. We have a strong uptake of the subjects at this level with many pupils opting to study the subject specialisms in more depth.
Pupils studying D&T develop a wide range of knowledge and skills. Our pupils continue to move forward into further and higher education and employment, as well as gaining some essential skills for life.
Find out more information about our design and technology curriculum by clicking the links below.
Get more detailed information on what students look at on a term-by-term basis in each year group by clicking on the links below.
Click on the links below to see how students are assessed in D&T in Years 7, 8 and 9.