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Preparing to teach the new design and technology AS and A levels

Focusing on the changes to the design and technology A level, discover how to successfully implement the modifications to your department and teaching.

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Developing mathematics skills for the new design and technology GCSE

Improve your subject knowledge and develop strategies for teaching the mathematics content in the new design and technology GCSE.

Opinion

Mathematics: an important ingredient in the new design and technology qualifications

One of the most interesting changes to the examined content is the increased focus on mathematics knowledge.

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Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The ERA Foundation is looking for nominations for the David Clark Prize – awarded to a teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people to consider engineering as a career.

Opinion

What would you do with the darkest material ever made?

Described as the “closest thing to a black hole we'll ever see”, Vantablack is a surface finish developed by Surrey NanoSystems, absorbing 99.8% of light in the visible spectrum.

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The Cisco Little BIG Awards 2016-17!

The Little BIG Awards are about closing the engineering and digital skills gaps within the United Kingdom as the country looks to attract more engineering and digital talent.

Secondary Design and Technology

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of D&T; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups.

Featured Resources

James Dyson Foundation Product Analysis Resources

These James Dyson Foundation Product Analysis resources help design and technology teachers to lead hands-on design classes through a series of workshops. The resources can also be used in science and mathematics lessons and for enterprise projects.In the workshops, students disassemble Dyson products and learn about:...
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2010 to date

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Licence to Cook

The Licence to Cook programme, funded by the Department for Education to provide all students with the opportunity to learn how to cook, as well as make informed decisions about diet and nutrition, health and safety and wise food shopping. The course is designed to be integrated into the Key Stage Three Food...
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2000 - 2009

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Brompton Bicycle

The Brompton Bicycle was conceived as a product that increases people’s independence and freedom, and this concept remains the philosophy of the company - making bicycles that are reliable wherever and whenever they are used. Brompton Bicycle believe that this approach should inform the way we act, not just what we...
Publication date:
2010 to date

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Food preparation and nutrition

Find and share your resources for teaching GCSE food preparation and nutrition.

Space

Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO-UK, the UK space education office.

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Preparing to teach the new design and technology GCSEsTY223

This two-day course will support your department to implement the new GCSE from 2017. It will give you the essential information that you need to embed change, along with ideas and strategies that will help you do this in a manageable way. The course content will include references to all material areas of the new...

Leading an effective design and technology departmentTY232

Is your department ready for the changes to the design and technology curriculum? Good subject leadership can make the difference between a department that functions to creating a department that thrives! If you are a new head of department or a teacher aspiring to take on your first leadership position, this...

Developing mathematics skills for the new design and technology AS and A levelsTY222

Designed to support teachers to develop their subject knowledge in mathematics, helping to prepare you for delivery of the new AS and A levels in design and technology. With support from our mathematics specialists, we will investigate the subject knowledge needed to solve design engineering, product design and...

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Bursaries

Many of our professional development activities are supported by generous bursaries for state funded schools, this includes support for in-school professional development.

Recognition

Get recognition for your professionalism with our STEM Educators recognition scheme.

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If you are interesting in running a group on our website we can set this up for you and support you in how to lead a group. Please contact us with your ideas.

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See the latest news, opinions and discussions on D&T education.