Design and Technology
|Curriculum Intent Statement|
Design and Technology as a subject is both broad and deep in terms of the knowledge and skills to be gained. At RBA we aim to develop a love and appreciation for designers and their works, past and present, as well as knowledge of how to design inclusively and to grasp the global difficulties design can cause and solve. Students will value design as a way supporting problem solving skills and as a method of enterprise. To do this, students will understand design methodology and be able to communicate their ideas in a vast range of ways. Understanding the key elements of ‘technology’ forms the second half of the subject. These key elements can be simplified as: CAD, material science, mathematics and physics, computer-based systems in products and a range of tried and tested methods of manufacturing products and parts. Increasing students’ knowledge of these areas of technology makes solving problems within design situations while being creative and innovative more accessible. At RBA the overall intent is to shape students minds to be enable them to creatively design products and solve problems using knowledge that is imparted in the hope that they will go onto study design or to enter the world of engineering at a level that will lead to their future prosperity and happiness.
|Learning Journey Key Stage 3 to 4|
|Below you will find an overview of the Design and Technology Learning Journey that RBA students will experience from key stage 3 to key stage 4.|