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Design and Technology

Design Technology

In DT, pupils are given opportunities to experiment and explore in the creation of models and structures. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.


Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. Pupils design, make and evaluate. They develop a wide range of relevant technical knowledge and are given opportunities to see how this applies to the world of work.