Design and Technology

Design and Technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technological world by encouraging them to think creatively and become innovative problem solvers.

At Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, this is taught by teaching all pupils from Year 3 to Year 8 a level of technical understanding within a broad range of designing and making skills.  Both traditional and modern techniques are taught in a friendly environment where enjoyment, safety and inclusivity are benchmarks of Design and Technology at our Taverham Hall site.

“The teaching of quality design and technology in our schools is a vital requirement for the country’s future in the 21st century” – James Dyson

All pupils develop intellectually and creatively as well as become better at lateral thinking.  They improve their initiative and determination to manage their time and resources towards the manufacture of a high quality final product, but in a friendly and hard working environment.

Aesthetics and functionality are taught within the recently refurbished department where a range of CAD (Computer Aided Design) software and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) is taught with the suite of individual computers and the latest interactive whiteboard, adjacent to a pleasant well facilitated workshop catering for wood, metal and plastic technologies.

Pupils in Year 8 who have demonstrated particular ability in the subject over the course of the preceding 2 years, may be selected to work towards a Design and Technology scholarship, where extra time outside the normal lessons will be offered to enable completion of the design folder and associated project of the pupil’s choice.

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