Design & Technology
Our Design and Technology department at Haggerston prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. We encourage students to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life. Making products with creativity and originality in a variety of practical activities.
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts.
The broad and rich range of activities that we offer help students to understand and appreciate the design and manufacture of existing products, making them more discriminating purchasers. It helps them to be creative in their approach to work, develop an ability to solve problems, both practically and cognitively. It also encourages them to develop their sketching skills and know how to use digital technologies in designing and creating products. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. They learn about design practices and strategies used by the creative, engineering and manufacturing industries.
Students will look at important issues that affect design in the wider world such as sustainability, global issues and user-centred design. They learn about a range of materials and components that can be used to create products,
All of our projects are centred around the design processes of ‘explore/create/evaluate’, preparing learners to become critical and creative designers, engineers and consumers of the future.
At GCSE, the current range of qualifications is to merge into one single reformed qualification called ‘Design and Technology’ from September 2017
Design & Technology offer a rich variety of extracurricular activities throughout the year ranging from cooking clubs, and making tennis bats to gallery and museum visits, workshops and competitions and an annual exhibition of student work.
Cooking & Nutrition
Cooking and Nutrition is taught within our KS3 curriculum as part of the Design and Technology programme. In Y7 and Y8 students will follow a 9 week scheme of work. In Y9 students can choose two areas of DT including Cooking & Nutrition to study for 2 18 week projects.
Instilling a love of cooking in pupils is our goal as it will open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.