Design Technology

The Design & Technology curriculum at St Cecilia’s furnishes pupils with the knowledge and skills to design and make a wide range of products, encouraging the use of imagination, creativity and ingenuity  to  develop  solutions  for  real-world  problems  for  real  people,  taking  into  account  the different needs, wants and values of individuals. They are taught technical and practical skills that enable  them  to  complete  everyday  tasks  with confidence  and  competence,  enabling  them  to engage successfully with modern technology.

Below you will find several documents that allow you to learn more about our curriculum:

Our intent statement outlines the ambition, purpose, and inclusivity of our curriculum. 

Our 5-year plan outlines the coherently planned and sequenced learning journey our pupils will undertake, auditing and then building on what has been learned at KS2, including how substantive and disciplinary knowledge is organised within topics in order to best access both a unit end point and future learning that relies upon this. 

Alongside an emphasis on Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary within the curriculum, our reading document provides examples of how reading is prioritised and how we use the latest research to guide reading and incorporate tasks that manipulate and emphasise meaning within it.

Our assessment document shares how our assessments have been designed to assess composite knowledge (the big picture) and thus provide the greatest opportunity to use teacher feedback to address pupils' gaps in key component understanding, address misconceptions and reteach where necessary. All leading to improvement in learning. 

Finally, look within our school’s Personal Development Overview document for examples of how our subject contributes towards our pupils’ holistic formation.

Design Technology Documents

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Personal Development Programme

Updated: 06/03/2024 365 KB


Mr D Barton Curriculum Leader