Design & Technology

Design and Technology at Ysgol Gyfyn Llangynwyd is an exciting subject! We teach students to think creatively and critically during every project. We teach pupils a wide range of skills from Year 7 through to year 13. Skills to use every day as well as within other subjects. Students will be taught the design Process, from writing a brief through to evaluation and of course modeling and creation of full sized products.

KS3 projects lasts about half a term, pupils work through a specialist booklet.

AS & GCSE pupils receive about 7 lessons each cycle.

Why choose Design & Technology?

Secondary design and technology builds on the skills and knowledge children have already learnt at primary school. It leverages increasingly sophisticated resources, including dedicated teaching environments, manufacturing equipment and specialist teaching. As students progress through this phase, they may be given the opportunity to focus on specific aspects of the subject such as product design, food technology, engineering, systems and control, electronics, textiles and graphics. 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. To do this effectively, they will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on additional disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art”.

Design & Technology Association.

Department Staff

Head of Department –Mr O Roberts (OHR) enjoys keeping fit, cars and boating.

Area of specialism – Product Design & Graphic deisgn.

D&T Teacher – Mrs S Thomas (SLT) who is also responsible for charity work across the school. She has interests in mountain biking, cars and scuba diving.

Specialist area  – Textile design and Catering.

D&T Teacher – Mr L Barrow (LAB)  His interests include mountain biking and kayaking.

Specialist area  – Graphic Design, ICT and Building studies.

Courses

KS3 D&T

Cookery

Textiles

Graphics

Mechanism

Resistant materials

Electronics

KS4 D&T

Product design

Catering

Textiles

Building studies

KS5 D&T

Product design

How can you support your child in this subject?

- Encourage your child to design in her spare time.

- Ask him / her to teach you new skills such as cooking, sewing or wood work.

- If you have no computer at home they could Carry out investigation work by encouraging your child to make use of the large number of institutions that allows the use of computers for free (libraries etc).

- Develop your cooking skills with the use of this website http://www.jamieshomecookingskills.com