In Design and Technology at Coombe Dean, students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products that solve problems and meet specific needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the environmental, social and moral impact of future technological developments. They also learn to think creatively and logically in order to improve the quality of life, solve problems as individuals and work collaboratively on a different types of tasks.
Students work in a range of stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world, students identify needs and opportunities. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate and considering aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects.
Through design and technology, students develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate and communicate.
Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9)
To teach the ability to solve problems creatively, using technological knowledge underpinned by the evolution of design. Students will learn how to use a variety of tools and materials to complete a practical project.
Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)
Our learners will develop the ability to solve problems creatively, using technological and design knowledge, underpinned by an understanding of the environmental impact of the made world.