Design and Technology at Ivanhoe is an inspiring and challenging practical subject. Developing their creativity and imagination students learn the skills and knowledge to solve problems with design, invent and create their own products, and become innovative, resourceful and capable young adults.
Students enjoy Design & Technology and feel proud of their progress and the products they make. Innovation, creativity and achievement are recognised in the ‘Designer of the Month’ award and in success in national competitions such as the 3M Young Innovator Award.
In year 7 students develop a range of basic skills across the areas of Product Design, Resistant Materials, Textiles and Graphics.
Year 8 allows for the development of more in depth skills across all areas.
Year 9 allows stiudents to specialise further to prepare them for GCSEs.
Communication is a huge part of Design and Technology and the ability to explain your ideas to others means that students learn to use language for both description and analysis, through writing and speaking.
Dimensions, spatial awareness, and accuracy of measurements all play a part in the production of quality outcomes. From leaving an appropriate seam allowance, to measuring accurate wood joints, to producing 3D computer models, numeracy is found in all aspects of Design and Technology.
Design and Technology persuades people to donate to charity. Design & Technology supports people with disabilities and impairments. Design and Technology can bring communities together. Successful young designers learn to consider the needs of others, and to work independently and creatively to solve problems in an effective way, taking inspiration from a broad knowledge of the wider world.
Enrichment days in Design and Technology allow students to experience a wider range of more in depth skills, making use of the technology available to them in the classroom. Competition makes it even more exciting, with students making and racing buggies, producing large scale creative works, and working with real life clients.
Year 9 Performance Poetry
We were so pleased to welcome poet, Jay Hulme to work with our Year 9 students for our December Enrichment Day...
Ivanhoe Choir Spread Christmas Cheer
We were so proud to take our school choir to entertain guests at the Hospice Hope Support cafe on Friday 14th ...
Ivanhoe Christmas Card Competition
Children in Need Update
Student Council News
Ashby Christmas Tree Festival
Once again our Year 9 House Leaders were on hand to help set up the Christmas Tree Festival at Holy Trinity. T...
Dear Parents and Carers, As you know, on Thursday 4th October we had a school inspection from Ofsted. Whilst the report will not be published officially until 5th November, we are pleased to be able to share with you some snippets from the excellent report we received and confirm that we have mai...
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