The Design and Technology Department at Abbs Cross encompasses Product Design, DEC (Design, Engineer, Construct), Construction and Food Preparation and Nutrition.
The aim of The Design and Technology department is to offer students the opportunity to explore the subject content through a variety of creative and practical activities which foster a love of learning and an enquiring mind. Students are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making.
The subject focuses on generating and developing design ideas, mechanisms, structures, electronics and computer aided design and manufacture. These skills are promoted alongside the more traditional skills of realisation in wood, metal and plastic. We aim to promote challenge both in lessons and with extra-curricular activities. The provision of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths club (STEM) club offers students the opportunity to extend their cross curricular learning and promotes progress across the ability range.
Our students learn to use current technologies which provide a clear link to industrial manufacturing processes. This insight into the application of Design Technology in today’s workplace offers students a clear understanding of future career paths relating to the subject, and helps to contextualise their learning.
Students at Abbs Cross are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and confidence in areas such as practical cookery, nutrition and food safety and hygiene, whilst developing a wide range of culinary skills.
Food Preparation and Nutrition equips learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating. It encourages learners to cook, enables them to make informed decisions about food and nutrition and allows them to acquire knowledge in order to be able to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life. The subject also allows pupils to experience foods that they may not have come across outside of school.