Design Technology

Subject Curriculum Intent: Design Technology 

Head of Faculty : Miss Catherine Caldwell

Contact Email: ccaldwell@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

 

Design Technology


Design and Technology is an inspiring and practical subject. We are focused on using students' creativity and imagination to design and make products. When designing, students need to consider a variety of things including materials, sizes, the environment, cost, the function of the product and their own and others’ needs, wants, and values. Within Design and Technology our students acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Computing, and Art. Students learn how to take risks becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising, and capable young people.

We are always striving to ensure students are gaining an inspiring and modern view of technology and therefore will often look to develop projects relevant to today’s world. As a department, we are determined to allow students to experience some of the fantastic technology that exists today alongside the classic skills which are the foundation of our subject. As part of the brand new Innovation Hub facility, we are privileged to be able to offer our students some fantastic facilities to learn and work in, including specialist rooms for Resistant Materials/Product Design, Food, Textiles, Graphics, and Mac Media suite.

Staff -

Mr Chrstoperson

Miss Fairhurst 

Miss Hall

Mrs Theaker