DT

Design and Technology is about making things that people want and work well. Creating these things is hugely exciting. It is an inventive and fun activity' - James Dyson - British Industrial Designer, Inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner.

Design and Technology department at Oakfield High School and College endeavour to prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing society. Learners are encouraged to think creatively and solve problem as they learn to work as individuals and as members of a team as they think creatively and work with various materials, components and skills to create original products. As they develop knowledge, understanding of the design path they will analyse existing products, develop design criteria, design and plan products before making and evaluating their final. Working within the DT: resistant materials curriculum learners develop their plastic forming, wood construction skills by handling materials to make several products using hand tools and machinery.

It is the DT:Resistant Materials Departments aim to;

Stimulate learner’s interest
Develop understanding of products, materials they are made from, their uses and ways they are constructed
Develop analysis and evaluation skills
Develop construction skills and processes in wood and plastics.

YEARS 7 to 9

Learners develop knowledge, understanding of the design path as they analyse existing products, and develop design criteria. They design and plan products before making and evaluating their final. Working within the DT: resistant materials curriculum learners develop their plastic forming, wood construction skills by handling materials to make several products using hand tools and machinery. They develop an understanding of mechanisms, electric circuits and wooden construction techniques through different projects as they progress through the key stage.