Design Technology at the Whitby High School gives students the opportunity to cultivate skills, knowledge and understanding of designing and making functional products. We feel it is vital to nurture creativity and innovation through design, and by exploring the designed and made world in which we all live and work.
Design Technology is about providing opportunities for students to develop their aptitude by combining their design and making skills with knowledge and understanding they learn to create quality products.
Design and Technology helps develop student’s skills through collaborative working and problem-solving, along with knowledge in design, materials, structures, mechanisms and electrical control. They are encouraged to be creative and innovative and are actively encouraged to think about important issues such as sustainability and recycling.
As students progress through The Whitby High School, they are given the opportunity to focus on specific aspects of the subject such as product design, food, engineering, textiles and Health & Social Studies. However, at its core, is creativity and imagination. Students learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Additionally, it provides excellent opportunities for students to develop and apply value judgements of an aesthetic, economic, moral, social, and technical nature both in their own designing and when evaluating the work of others.