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Design and Technology 


At Christopher Rawlins, we recognise that opportunities to design provide students with the valuable knowledge, understanding, and skills that allow students to develop holistically.  The Design and Technology curriculum encourages students to use creativity and imagination to innovate with purpose.  With ongoing investment into the tools and resources needed, CRPS aims to instil in students an appreciation of design and designers, practical skills that can be applied across curricular areas and into life beyond school, and a life-long desire to work ethically and cooperatively to solve problems.  At CRPS, DT time provides all learners with chances to expand and apply knowledge from other subjects, such as maths, into topically-relevant tasks. 

Characteristics of a Designer:

  • Significant levels of originality and the willingness to take creative risks to produce innovative ideas and prototypes

  • An excellent attitude to learning and independent working

  • The ability to use time efficiently and work constructively and productively with others

  • The ability to carry out thorough research, show initiative and ask questions to develop an exceptionally detailed knowledge of users’ needs

  • The ability to act as responsible designers and makers, working ethically, using finite materials carefully and working safely

  • A thorough knowledge of which tools, equipment and materials to use to make their products

  • The ability to apply mathematical knowledge

  • The ability to manage risks exceptionally well to manufacture products safely and hygienically

  • A passion for the subject and knowledge of, up-to-date technological innovations in materials, products and systems. 

Design and Technology long term curriculum plan and progression of skills

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