DESIGN TECHNOLOGY MISSION STATEMENT
KINGS’ SCHOOL: SHARING A VISION
Design and Technology prepares our pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly-changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve the quality of life. The subject invites pupils to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, as individuals and as members of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues. They also develop an understanding of environmental issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects. Through design and technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products and become innovators.
Key Stage 3 Resistant Materials & Graphics
All pupils follow the Kings’ 18 month project cycle during Key Stage 3, completing a range of projects which are designed to increasingly challenge them at all levels.
Our pupils are encouraged to develop their skills through the use of tools, equipment, processes and materials in well-resourced workshops. Student’s experience a range of product contexts, through exploring design, make and evaluate activities. These elements encourage in our students a deeper understanding for the significance of technological advancement and their responses to product development.
Embedded within the department’s vision is a requirement for students to develop innovative ideas, share insight and an awareness of global, social, moral and environmental issues.