D&T Association Blog

Posts tagged with "Secondary - Curriculum"

GCSE and GCE Design and Technology developments: where are we?

11th May 2015

There is no doubt about it, keeping up with the changes and possible implications for the future direction of design and technology (D&T) and related qualifications is challenging. The Awarding Or...

Written by: Andy Mitchell

Chinese schools get a lesson from Britain

12th January 2015

While China has excellent academic results, the British curriculum has the upper hand with design – it's a shame our Government doesn't recognise this, says Richard Green The transformation of China...

Written by: Richard Green

Employer Ownership of Skills?

9th October 2014

With the growth in the number of apprenticeship opportunities within companies large and small, increasing numbers of young people are opting to take an apprenticeship. Some chose their path because t...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips

D&T Summer School @ Loughborough Design School

15th July 2014

After a crazy few months of planning, our exciting new D&T Summer School ran on the 11th & 12th July 2014 at Loughborough University Design School. Over 160 teachers attended from across the c...

Written by: Debbie Woodbridge

More than skills

29th May 2014

The recent report commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering called ‘Thinking like an engineer – implications for the education system’ describes six engineering habits of mind; characteristics ...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips

Big Bangs and damp squibs

13th March 2014

Design and technology has been in the news a lot over the last couple of days - or should I say, design and technology should have been in the news a lot! First was the CBI report, 'Engineering our fu...

Written by: Richard Green

What’s new... and how to deal with it

12th February 2014

Most of us are now aware of the changes to design and technology resulting from the National Curriculum review in England, but just how well are we doing in terms of preparing for implementing these c...

Written by: Willy Adam

The changing nature of working with employers

5th February 2014

I’ve been working in the field of ‘corporate responsibility’ since leaving university 13 years ago.  It wasn’t called ‘corporate responsibility’ then.  Companies that had started the journey may have ...

Written by: Cheryl Phillips

Wouldn't it be nice if...

30th January 2014

With a new KS1-3 curriculum in place for September we know that the next challenge appearing over the horizon will be the review of GCSE qualifications. Ofqual have been tasked to do this and it is al...

Written by: Richard Green

Safety in numbers, one, two, three

23rd January 2014

We’re really pleased with the fact that since September last year, we have achieved a 26% rise in the number of teachers and other related professionals working in the world of design and technology h...

Written by: Debbie Woodbridge