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Design & Technology Curriculum Intent

Design and Technology teaching at The Hollins is inspiring, rigorous and practical. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

The pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. We believe that a high-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture and wealth of the nation.

Through studying design and technology learners will be prepared to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world.