Whitefriars Curriculum

Design & Technology

The pupils will be guided to design their own products by researching user needs and designing specifications to match these. They will learn how to use specialist tools, techniques, and processes to make these products and test and evaluate them by considering the views of intended users. The pupils will develop their knowledge, understanding of food preparation and nutrition and will advance their cooking skills.

The pupils will develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently. They will build and apply a variety of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. They will critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products against design specifications and criteria.

The pupils will develop interest, enthusiasm and curiosity for Design and Technology. They will acquire an understanding of nutrition and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook. They will become critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds. The pupils will learn to ask relevant questions about their designs and products and think critically about the answers. The curriculum ensures that pupils will know and remember the key information studied.