Design & Technology
The Design and Technology department believe that students require the knowledge and creativity to make informed decisions for their future.
The Design and Technology department aims to deliver a curriculum that develops and enhances their creativity, imagination and realisation skills as they progress through the school. The students should feel they are gaining knowledge in all areas of Design and Technology including;
In each specialism, students will build experience of research, analysis, generating ideas, development, making and evaluation skills.
As a department, we provide a comfortable and purposeful environment for the students to thrive with high quality experiences and facilities. With a varied and engaging curriculum, students can make confident and informed decision at the end of each Key stage, to pursue their study of Design & Technology.
We believe that whichever medium the students are focusing on, they learn about the skills, processes, materials and equipment needed to develop designs using creativity and independence. We also see it of great importance that students understand the impact on society and our collective responsibility in caring and preserving our resources and the natural environment. We ensure students are fully aware of Cultural, Moral, Social and Spiritual differences in Design and Technology and how the students can apply this to their own life experiences.
Our curriculum promotes lifelong learning as well as academic and personal achievement. We believe whichever vocation students choose, every skill and piece of knowledge they gain in this subject can be beneficial in their educational journey, and applied to life after their time at All Hallows.
In Design and Technology we try to offer enrichment opportunities where possible to support their studies. In the past these have included a 'Teen Tech' day out with Year 8 students, Aquarium visit to support the KS4 Textiles students and the Design Museum to support Year 10 product designers in their packaging projects. We have also taken the KS5 Art and Design students to the Farnham Sculpture Park for Inspiration.