Subject: Design and
Faculty Leader: Mr
Leader: Mr Tilbury
'As a Catholic school, our mission is to show love through our
respect for others. We value our God-given gifts, talents and
abilities. Our aim is to bring out the best in everyone, within a
safe and happy environment. Everyone should know that we are
followers of God by what we do, not just by what we
As a Design and
Technology team, we endeavor to prepare pupils to participate in a
rapidly changing society. In our subject, pupils learn to
think creatively and solve problems, through both independent and
and Technology is about making things that people want and work
well. Creating these things is hugely exciting. It is
an inventive and fun activity.'
The rationale of the
current design and technology curriculum at The Barlow Roman
Catholic High School is:
- To develop diverse practical
skills across multiple technology disciplines.
- To work both collaboratively
and independently to solve design problems and manufacture a range
of contemporary products associated with modern
- To learn skills that can lead
directly to future employment and aid them in their everyday
- To apply knowledge from a
range of other subjects.
- To understand the value of
developing skills across the wider curriculum.
Pupils at KS3 are
taught on a carousel, where they study Materials and Electronics,
Fashion and Textiles, Food and Nutrition, and Computer Aided Design
and Manufacture (CAD/CAM). Throughout the carousel pupils learn a
range of practical skills within each of the subject areas through
a range of focused practical tasks. Pupils will also learn about
the design process through challenging design tasks linked to the
projects delivered within each area of Design and Technology.
By the end of Y8 pupils will have acquired all of the skills
identified within the National Curriculum and be fully prepared for
the option of specialising in one of the areas of Design and
Technology offered a KS4.
KS4 Course Rationale
AQA GCSE (9-1) Design
- The qualification prepares
pupils to participate confidently and successfully in an
increasingly technological world.
- Pupils will gain awareness and
learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including
historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic
- Pupils will get the opportunity to work
creatively when designing and making and apply technical and
BTEC Level 1/2
Technical Award in Engineering Manufacture
- Developed for learners to have
the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the
engineering sector and develop a range of personal skills and
- Pupils can achieve a
nationally recognised level 1 or level 2 engineering qualification
that supports progression into a more specialised level 3
vocational or academic course or into an
- Learners have the opportunity
to enter potential employment within a wide range of engineering
sectors such as mechanical, automotive and electrical.
To find out more about the subject and course options
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