Design and Technology
DT encourages pupils to design, make and test a variety of products with a number of different materials and processes. DT involves “hands on” practical skills as well as IT and Computer aided design and manufacturing skills throughout the design and manufacture of innovative products.
Lessons take place in a dedicated workshop equipped with up-to-date machinery which includes; Band facer, Pillar drill, fret saws, band saw and the laser machine to develop skills in computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD CAM). We have also invested in a Thermoforming centre which involves a wide variety of manufacturing processes connecting industrial practices to real life work experience.
Our Year 5 & 6 pupils come to the Wrotham site to participate in practical lessons for DT. Their term is split between DT & Food Tech and Art
Years 7, 8 and 9 are taught in two small groups. During Terms 1, 2 and 3 one group go to Food Technology while the other group go to Design and Technology. Then for Terms 4, 5 and 6 they swap over. The curriculum is structured so that pupils build on their knowledge of skills throughout the projects they are taught. There is scope for pupils to revisit units that require further personal development, therefore the pupils work at their individual capability and progression.
At KS4, pupils study NCFE Levels 1 and 2. Pupils develop their own personal projects and follow the design process which has been taught in stages throughout KS3.
For further information on our DT curriculum, please contact Mrs Sharon Brooks.