Subject Overview

Subject Overview  

Design Technology and Food and Nutrition

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being.

All students will experience a variety of material areas within Design Technology and Food Technology using the National Curriculum Skills Framework as a basis for assessment.

During the first 3 years at Light Hall School you will have studied different aspects of Design & Technology and Food Preparation and Nutrition, using a wide variety of materials.

In Years 10 and 11 you can choose to follow a GCSE course in an area which you are interested in, and which will benefit you in the future.

Design & Technology GCSE choices:

To find out more information about each course, click on the links to the right.

  • Design & Technology
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition

Curriculum Subjects

Child Development
ICT, Computing & iMedia
Modern Foreign Languages
Physical Education
Religious Education

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