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Design & Technology

"It's actually a rare and precious thing to discover what it is you love to do, and I encourage you to remain unapologetically consumed by it. Be faithful to your gift and very confident in its value." ~ (Jonathan Ive, designer of the iPhone)

Intent statement:

The Leesbrook Curriculum for Design and Technology gives all students the opportunity to:

  • develop a broad range of skills in both practical and applied contexts
  • reinforce and apply learning across a range of subjects, particularly Mathematics, Science and Art referring to a ‘real life’ scenario
  • develop creative thinking and problem solving skills in design and manufacture
  • teach life skills (particularly Food and Nutrition) – enabling our students to plan and cook healthy meals on a budget
  • learn about the role of designers in developing innovative technology

Students will be taught:

  • to develop skills in using a wide range of tools, equipment, materials and processes in Food, Resistant Materials, Textiles, Graphics and Electronics
  • to research, design, manufacture and evaluate their work
  • to construct 3-dimensional products using a range of materials
  • to think and design creatively, and to manufacture with accuracy and precision

Curriculum Plan for Design & Technology
Please click here

Knowledge Organiser for Design & Technology
Please click here for Year 7.
Please click here for Year 8.
Please click here for Year 9.

Extra Curricular
For Departmental Clubs that students can undertake that are relevant to Design and Technology, click here.

Social Media
Find us on Instagram: designtechnologyleesbrook

Further Reading
A useful link for all areas of Design and Technology is:

Free 3D Design tools:

Free 2D Design tools:

British Product Designers:

Try Food recipes at home:

Should you have any questions about the Technology curriculum at Oasis Leesbrook please contact Mrs Slater, Curriculum Leader for Art & Technology.