Design Technology at St Paul's

The Curriculum at St Paul’s will help learners:

  • Be inspired, develop rigor and practical skills.
  • Develop a creativity and imagination 
  • Design and create products to solve real and relevant problems.
  • Consider their own needs and the needs, wants and values of others.
  • Aquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as Maths, Science, Engineering, COmputing and Art.
  • Take risks to become resourceful, innovative enterprising and capable.
  • Evaluate past and present design and technology.
  • Be critical of the impact of a product or design on daily life and the wider world.

The curriculum in design teachnology ensures that all learners:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

To develop these characteristics they will explore the following key concepts:

  • Master practical skills- This concept involves developing the skills needed to make high quality products (we have highlighted a range of skills but they may be added to or changed as appropriate for your school).
  • Design, make, evaluate and improve- This concept involves developing the process of design thinking and seeing design as a process.
  • Take inspiration from design throughout history- This concept involves appreciating the design process that has influenced the products we use in everyday life.