The Design and Technology Faculty at The De Montfort School believes in treating each student as an individual. We aim to recognise each student's creativity and talents and encourage them to explore a wide range of materials using their imagination, knowledge and understanding.
Students are encouraged to become responsible citizens by developing a critical understanding of the impact Design and Technology has on daily life and the wider world. We also encourage responsible citizenship by promoting an understanding of the importance of sustainability and the environment in designing and manufacturing products. As well as embracing new technologies.
Design and Technology is about making products that people want and that work. We encourage students to be inventive, creative and most of all have fun and enjoyment in their lessons.
During KS2 and KS3, years 6, 7, and 8 students will complete units of work in Resistant Materials (wood, metal and plastics), Graphics (paper and card) and Food. In addition students will experience mechanisms, systems and control and CAD and the use of digital graphics to ensure they have a broad range of experience in Design and Technology.
At the high school students in years 9, 10 and 11 can choose a GCSE in Design & Technology with a focus on one specialist area of either Resistant Materials or Graphic Products.
The curriculum is delivered by a dedicated team of specialist teachers, using a combination of modern and more traditional tools and equipment.