Research and analysis

Innovation in Key Stage 3 design and technology

Ofsted good practice example showing how Archbishop Holgate provides high quality design and technology.

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Archbishop Holgate's - Good practice example

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This example illustrates how a school has developed its design and technology curriculum to provide a high quality and unique learning experience for students at Key Stage 3. The curriculum stimulates students’ curiosity and provides them with the essential skills and knowledge needed to live and work in a technologically advanced world. Strong links with industry ensure that students develop good understanding of the work of product designers, engineers, architects and chefs.

Published 31 May 2012