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.
Sports Awards 2019
We are so proud of our sporting achievements at Ivanhoe, not just the results of our fixtures, but the commitment and effort from our students and staff. There are some impressive stats from this year: There have been 55 fixtures dates this year, with 108 individual fixtures. There have been 2...
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...
Year 8 Careers Event
This year we revamped our Year 8 careers day to add interest and choice for our students, and to allow them to find out about a range of careers. As a school we have guidelines to deliver quality careers education to our young people, this includes creating a stable careers programme which lin...
Awards Night 2019
Ivanhoe New Uniform
PLEASE USE THIS REVISED LINK TO READ THE FULL UNIFORM POLICY PLEASE USE THIS REVISED LINK TO PURCHA...
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