Black Combe Junior School


Welcome toBlack Combe Junior School

Design Technology


At the heart of our Design and Technology curriculum at Black Combe Junior School is the intention to provide our pupils with a comprehensive understanding and application of design principles and technology skills. Our intent is to inspire creativity, foster problem-solving abilities, and ignite a passion for design innovation in our pupils. We aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage with the ever-evolving technological landscape, preparing them for future academic and professional pursuits.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that pupils develop a deep understanding of the design process, from initial concept creation to the final product realization. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical application, we strive to instill in our students a sense of curiosity, resilience, and resourcefulness. Our intent is to nurture a generation of young designers and technologists who are confident in their abilities and eager to explore the possibilities of the world around them.


Our Design and Technology curriculum is implemented through a series of carefully planned units that cover a wide range of design disciplines, such as product design, textiles, and food technology. These units are scaffolded to build upon prior knowledge and skills, allowing students to progressively deepen their understanding and expertise in the subject.

Practical, hands-on activities form the core of our implementation strategy, giving pupils the opportunity to engage in meaningful design projects that are relevant to their lives and interests. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively, experiment with different materials and techniques, and reflect on their design choices through structured evaluations.

We place a strong emphasis on cross-curricular links, integrating elements of mathematics, science, and art into our Design and Technology lessons. This multidisciplinary approach not only enriches the learning experience but also helps students make connections between different areas of knowledge, fostering a holistic understanding of the subject.


The impact of our outstanding Design and Technology curriculum is evident in the achievements and progress of our students. Through our rigorous and engaging programme of study, pupils develop a wide range of technical skills, creative abilities, and critical thinking faculties.

Our students demonstrate a high level of proficiency in designing, making, and evaluating products, showcasing a deep understanding of design principles and processes. They exhibit confidence in using a variety of tools and materials, and are able to articulate their design choices with clarity and conviction.