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Design Technology

Intent statement

The Mandeville school Design Technology curriculum is taught on a ‘carousel’ system to study all areas of the subject each year.

Design technology challenges deeper thinking by looking into the construction of everyday items. Students study everyday functioning products we take for granted, it expands students' knowledge of the world around them. Encouraging innovation to develop designs and products that push the boundaries of a fast-evolving world around them.

In Design Technology working as part of a team is an important part of our curriculum so we build in working collaboratively within our lessons.

Food Preparation and Nutrition is a subject that combines creativity and skills which helps develop confident, healthy, independent individuals.

Students who study Design Technology at the Mandeville School students become creators, critical thinkers and experts in problem solving who can flourish to become successful imaginative designers and capable citizens.

Links to the whole-school curriculum

The DT curriculum is aligned with the whole school curriculum. The art curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all to experience life to the full. In the art department we maintain the Mandeville school curriculum principles:

A kind community through a curriculum that respects the diversity of our school, valuing our rich knowledge, history and experiences.

Perseverance and achievement through a curriculum that is well sequenced, developing understanding, building retention and leading to academic achievement. Firm foundations in a three-year Key Stage 3 provide grounding for success in key stage four, key stage five and beyond.

Flourishing through a curriculum that nourishes personal development by giving students opportunities to explore their identity and grow their character. Students are equipped with knowledge of how to be healthy, sustain positive relationships and maintain wellbeing, all information needed to be able to make an effective contribution to society.

Enabling students to experience life to the full through a curriculum that inspires and enriches them with meaningful knowledge and cultural capital. High aspirations mean studying a broad range of subjects in key stage three and having a variety of routes through Key Stage Four and Five which are challenging and aspirational.

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