Product Design

Curriculum Intent

Overall aim of DT at Blessed Robert Sutton all pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding about the diverse designing and manufacturing techniques, designers, and materials, together with a deep understanding of Design and Technology enlightened by the Sutton Way.

DT will teach Spiritual Development by:

Pupils developing an appreciation of God’s creation and an understanding of the spiritual connections to Design and manufacturing. Pupils will understand the importance of DT in different cultures. Pupils will learn to contribute to and engage as confident citizens and future professionals to the culture, creativity, economic success, leisure, material and emotional wellbeing of our society within both national and global contexts.

DT will teach Social Excellence through:

A range of teaching strategies that allow opportunities for pupils to work effectively as a community. Class discussions will develop pupils’ abilities to work effectively as a team; communicating, respecting all in society and catering for their needs, listening and developing each other’s ideas. DT provides an opportunity for and engagement in leisure pursuits that can yield lifelong benefits in health, wellbeing and life satisfaction.

DT will teach Academic Excellence by:

Enabling students to engage with and explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences and how to recognise and communicate ideas and meanings. These opportunities enable them to work with traditional and new techniques, so that they develop confidence, competence, imagination and creativity to solve a contextual problem. Through these opportunities they learn to appreciate and value iconic design across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. Experiences will enable students to learn how to reflect critically on their own and others’ work.

Product Design Learning Journey

Examples of students work: