Design and Technology at All Saints Catholic College, Specialist in Humanities
As everyday technology increases in complexity, so our need for understanding increases with it. Our Design & Technology courses aim to teach students about this technical understanding, looking at different design methods and the skills needed to produce quality practical solutions to real life problems. We would suggest that all students opt to take a technology subject, as it is a well rounded subject with real world links, making future career opportunities. Apart from the obvious fact that it is fun, making things as well as learning the theory.During the courses students should develop:· knowledge and understanding· creativity and capability· autonomy, sensitivity and self confidence· responsibility as an individual and as a team member· awareness, understanding and pride in their own learning· understanding how Technological activities affect others· awareness of others’ needs All the Design & Technology courses relate to DESIGNING and MAKING. They all have the same broad areas of study, looking at Materials and Components, Design and Market influences, and Processes and Manufacture, the different courses covering information unique to each focus area. All courses require students to use ICT and computer skills within both the design and manufacturing processes.The courses will acknowledge and develop from skills learnt in Key Stage 3, being meaningful and help prepare for the demands of future technological innovations. The courses should support the demands of individual students and potential, stretching the most able and serving the needs of all. Students should be able to draw on and make use of information from other subjects, especially Art, English, ICT, Mathematics and Science. As well as supporting the development of transferable life skills and problem solving. Our specific key skills are Application of Number, Communication and Information Technology.
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