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Design and technology has a statutory programme of study at Key Stage 3. The statutory programmes of study are an important element of the wider curriculum and establish the core entitlement for all students.
In design and technology students 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.
During the key stage students are offered opportunities that are integral to their learning and enhance their engagement with different design concepts and processes within the different material areas provided in this subject. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to: