Design and Technology is currently a foundation subject within the National Curriculum and is compulsory at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. The programmes of study fall into 24 schemes of work, to be used at schools’ discretion.
The primary curriculum enables children to gain knowledge/understanding of
It enables them to
A revised D&T secondary curriculum was introduced in September 2008 with new KS3 programmes of study, starting with Yr 7 pupils, with the following changes
There are currently four components within the KS3 programmes of study
Of these, the first two are currently compulsory, and pupils must also study at least one of either food or textiles.
We have decided not to go ahead with the previous Government's plans to make cooking compulsory at Key Stage 3 in 2011 because the Government does not want to pre-empt the outcome of the current review of the National Curriculum.