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 students 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.
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SEND Update September 2019
Congratulations and fond farewell The SEND Team would like to congratulate Mr. Orton who has been appointed as PE/ Performing Arts Assistant. He will be transitioning to this new role over the next few weeks. In order to support our LSA staffing during Mr. Orton’s transition to PE, we have we...
World Champion Rider
We love to celebrate the achievements of our students out of school, as well as in. This month ...
Ex student nominated for Girls Active Award
We are also pleased to share that one of last year’s 9s, who we nominated for the national Girls Active Infl...
Ivanhoe Awarded Gold Artsmark Awards
We are so proud to announce that we have been awarded the Gold Artsmark Award from Arts Council England. Havin...
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