“Technology is essentially about allowing our pupils and students to develop their capability, through combining and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products.” James Dyson
Students at Anglo European School are introduced to Design and Technology through a range of projects encouraging students to learn to be creative and reflective thinkers, developing innovative ideas through iterative design to create final products.
Through Design Technology, all students learn to be perceptive and knowledgeable users of products, and aspire to become innovators of the future.
Within this department we have adopted a creative approach to demonstrate how technology is an essential ingredient of our lives. Through historical and present day perspectives and “real world” applications and with the use of radical approaches and incremental design concepts playing an important feature within technology boundaries, all pupils and students are made aware of the importance and need for technology development and innovation.
In Key Stage 3 we offer the delivery of three main Design and Technology areas of study; Food Technology, Product Design and Graphic design through developed projects aimed at building upon and developing their knowledge of both manual and CAD/CAM systems.
In Key Stage 4 students have the choice to continue their learning at GCSE level either in Food Preparation and Nutrition or Design and Technology.
Pupils are actively encouraged to carry out their own projects to boost their learning. These project could also be developed through extra curriculum after school and lunch time clubs.
Students are also encouraged to use the VLE to further develop their project-based learning with revision guides and activities.
“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.” Steve Jobs