In 2008 Ofsted found that teaching and learning was good with some outstanding elements.
The Design and Technology department plays a crucial role in enabling their pupils to meet the challenges of life in our fast-changing world. We deliver a coherent 11-18 curriculum that builds on young people’s experiences and helps all young people to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
Design and Technology is a compulsory subject at Aston Manor School and helps pupils to enjoy and achieve throughout key stage three, four and five. Design and Technology is a very popular subject as it enables pupils to learn through a variety of learning styles. As a department we strive to provide challenging and motivating projects, as you can imagine with so many practical courses being undertaken this is an incredibly busy but exciting and vibrant department.
This exciting curriculum is delivered by design and technology specialists who are committed to raising children’s achievement. Mr. Florida-James (Head of department), would like to introduce you to the members of his team, responsible for developing the best strategies to make your child’s learning experience ideal.
Mrs Hunton (Head of Design and Technology)
Mrss Gough (Second in Department)
Mrs Oubhie (Second in Department and Transition co-ordinator)
Mr Ruske (DT Technician)
What students have said
Pupils say they enjoy design and technology because it allows them to think, be creative, and use tools and equipment to make products in a safe environment. Pupils see the value of design and technology as it provides them with skills that they can use in their future.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught by subject specialists to combine practical skills with creative thinking to design and make products that meet human needs. Pupils will use computers to aid designing and manufacture and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively to solve problems as individuals and as part of a team.
Pupils will combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate past and present design and technology. Through design and technology pupils develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.