“Design technology ignited my creativity and independence” - Shagofa Qhadamzadah - Walthamstow Academy student
“It taught me to become a critical and confident consumer” - Hasan Raja - Walthamstow Academy student
In Design and Technology students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products, and create systems, that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They also learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.
Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world, students identify needs and opportunities. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate and considering aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects.
Through design and technology, students develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.