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National Strategies for Design and Technology

Links to resources supporting the development of the national curriculum for design and technology
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The importance of design and technology

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from the new Programme of Study for Key Stage 3

In design and technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world,pupils identify needs and opportunities. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate. They combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects. 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.

Link to The revised PoS for D&T at KS3


Mathematics

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The importance of Mathematics

Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance; and for personal decision-making. Mathematics is fundamental to national prosperity in providing tools for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics. It is essential in public decision-making and for participation in the knowledge economy.

Link to the National Curriculum for Mathematics

Link to the new National Curriculum for Mathematics at Key Stage 3

Link to the Primary Framework for mathematics

Link to the Framework for teaching mathematics: Years 7, 8 and 9

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for Mathematics


Design and Technology

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The importance of Design and Technology

In design and technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Link to the National Curriculum for Design and Technology

Link to the new National Curriculum for Design and Technology at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Design and Technology at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Design and Technology at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for Design and Technology


Art and design

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The importance of art and design

In art, craft and design, pupils explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. They learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. In art, craft and design, pupils reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich their lives.

Link to the National Curriculum for Art and Design

Link to the new National Curriculum for Art and Design at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Art and Design at Key Stages 1 and 2/a>

Link to the QCA schemes of work for Art and Design at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for Art and Design


Information and Communication Technology

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The importance of information and communication technology

The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of ICT an essential skill for life. ICT capability encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment. ICT capability is fundamental to participation and engagement in modern society.

Link to the National Curriculum for ICT

Link to the new National Curriculum for ICT at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for ICT at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for ICT at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for ICT


Physical Education

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The importance of Physical Education

PE develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school.

Link to the National Curriculum for PE

Link to the new National Curriculum for PE at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for PE at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for PE at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for PE


English

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The importance of English

English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English, pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment. Pupils learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.

Link to the National Curriculum for English

Link to the new National Curriculum for English at Key Stage 3

Link to the Primary Framework for literacy

Link to the Framework for Teaching English: Years 7, 8 and 9

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for English


History

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The importance of History

History fires pupils' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past.

Link to the National Curriculum for History

Link to the new National Curriculum for History at Key Stage 3

Link to the QCA schemes of work for History at Key Stages 1 and 2

Link to the QCA schemes of work for History at Key Stage 3

Link to the National Curriculum in Action site for History