“In a world which is so oversupplied, one way to succeed and stand out is to have a creative and lateral way of thinking about things. Creativity makes businesses, careers and futures for people and this is why subjects like Design and Technology are so important.”
Sir Paul Smith, Fashion Designer
Secondary design and technology builds on the skills and knowledge children have already learnt at primary school. It involves increasingly sophisticated resources, including dedicated teaching environments, manufacturing equipment and specialist teaching. As students progress, they will be given the opportunity to focus on specific aspects of the subject such as product design, food and nutrition and textiles.
Design and technology is a practical and valuable subject. It enables children and young people to actively contribute to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of themselves, their community and their nation. It teaches how to take risks and so become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable. Students develop a critical understanding of the impact of design and technology on daily life and the wider world.