Design and Technology

Design and Technology at Idsall School offers a wide range of practical experiences for key stages 3, 4 and 5. In Key Stage 3, all students rotate termly to improve their knowledge and skills in Product Design, Textiles and Food Technology.

In Product Design, students work with a range of resistant materials including woods, metals and plastics. They work with a variety of traditional hand working methods, as well as modern technologies including laser cutting and 3D printing. Students will become confident in the use of CAD software.

In Food Technology, students are asked to bring the ingredients for their dishes, and bring containers suitable to take the finished product home. Aprons are provided at school. To give plenty of time for shopping, the detail of the lesson is discussed with students at least a week before the lesson and the staff encourage students to prepare the ingredients themselves as part of their homework.

In Textiles, students are taught about the versatility of fabrics, and learn about modern e-textiles. They will become confident in stitching by hand and using sewing machines, as well as being able to use dye sublimation to print on fabrics, and laser cutting. Students are encouraged to be experimental in their textile work.

If you require advice or further information about the Art curriculum at Idsall School, then please contact Mrs H Lowndes on the following email: 

Please click on the plus sign for each 'Key Stage' (KS) below for links to curriculum maps for the current academic year.

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