Design and Techology
Our vision is that through the teaching of design and technology, our pupils will learn how to: manage and control risks, work safely with a variety of tools and materials, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. By taking part in an inspiring and rigorous practical subject, we hope that the pupils will use their creativity, imagination and social interaction skills to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems in a variety of contexts - understanding the processes involved from planning through making to evaluation and refinement. During the teaching of design and technology, a wide range of new skills will be acquired and the knowledge of other subjects, such as numeracy, literacy, STEM and art, will be drawn upon and applied. Pupils will also develop the life skills and knowledge associated with healthy living, food nutrition and cookery. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, pupils will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world; gaining an appreciation that it is an on-going cycle of evaluation and re-invention.
The Design and Technology Faculty at The Langley Academy, consists of different specialism within this diverse subject. Specialisms include, Fashion and Textiles, Hospitality and Catering, Multi-Materials and Visual Communication.
It aims to equip students with the skills with which they might gain a better understanding of the world in which they live and to foster a lifelong love for learning. We believe that that through the high standards which we insist upon students will leave us as better, more rounded individuals able to make a positive contribution to their communities and wider society. In turn as educators we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of teaching and learning in order to fulfil this vision.
To find out more about what DT is and why we need it click on the 'What is DT?' link opposite.