Technology and Design

In Technology and Design, pupils have opportunities to explore a range of topics and develop Whole Curriculum Skills and Capabilities. Pupils learn about:

  • Design
  • Communication
  • Manufacturing
  • Control.

Technology and Design encourages pupils to develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills by evaluating design proposals and selecting and using materials that are fit for purpose.

Pupils should have opportunities to research and manage information effectively to investigate design issues. They should also think critically and flexibly, and demonstrate creativity and initiative when developing ideas and following them through.

Key Elements

The key elements that underpin the curriculum objectives are key issues for modern society. The statutory requirements for this subject strand make these key elements explicit.

For further details, see the Statutory Requirements for Technology and Design at Key Stage 3 and the Key Stage 3 Non-Statutory Guidance for Technology and Design.


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