Design Technology

 unnamed-4The Design and Technology Department at Redmoor is going through great changes as we have recently linked with the Science Department to provide new and exciting opportunities within tech-nology and engineering through S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and maths) projects.

The department aims to provide the highest quality provision for its pupils by pursuing the following aims:

• To maximise the success of every pupil in terms of achievement in DT.
• To provide pupils with the opportunities to develop qualities of independence, expression and motivation to succeed through a range of D&T activities.
• To provide pupils with the skills and knowledge to make informed choice.
• To provide a curriculum that gives access to a wide range of techniques and processes and flexibility for individual development.
• To provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment.

We take Design and Technology to be a broad term, which covers the subject areas at KS3 of:

• Food Technology
• Graphic Communication/products
• Information Technology
• Textiles Technology
• Product Design
• Electronics and Control Technology
• Computer Aided Manufacture
• Computer Aided Design
• Mechanisms

Pupils are assessed on various areas of the design process. They are awarded marks and levels for their research, design ideas, final design, plan of action and their final product.

Pupils are given opportunities to assess each other’s work. Peer assessment is enjoyed by the pupils and is beneficial to their progression.

Level Tracker sheets are used by the Design Technology Department to track progress. Levels are awarded accordingly at the end of a module.