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Design and Technology: the National Curriculum - Key Stages 1-4 (1999)

The 1999 edition of the Design and Technology National Curriculum included set out clearly the programmes of study and attainment targets for Key Stages One to Four. It sets out the importance of design and technology education to students' performance across the curriculum in promoting social, moral and cultural...

Standards in the Secondary Curriculum 1997/8: Design and Technology

This report, published by Ofsted in 1998, of a review of standards in design and technology teaching showed a positive picture with many improvements since the 1995 revision of the curriculum and programmes of study. Standards were found to be generally higher with improving standards to teaching and levels of...

Technology and School Science: an HMI Enquiry

This enquiry into technology and school science was conducted by HMI. The report was published in 1985. The enquiry was concerned not only with the specific technology courses offered by science departments but also sought to obtain details of any attempts being made to develop technology across the curriculum,...

E-assessment: Where Next?

This Teachers TV video Professor Richard Kimbell explains how e-portfolios could be used to assess students' design and technology work.

This video looks at using mobile phones to test Key Stages Two, Three and Four students at the time of their choosing, abandoning the idea of ascribing numerical marks to...

Improving Design Sub-skills

This Teachers TV programme follows resistant materials specialist Sharon Giraud, from Nower Hill High School in Harrow, as she teaches two lessons, three weeks apart, as part of a nine-week module on jewellery design. The new Key Stage Three Strategy at the time of filming placed a greater emphasis on design....

Technology at A Level: Getting It Right

The Technology at A Level: Getting it Right report followed on from the Technology in the National Curriculum: Getting it Right...

Technology in Secondary Schools: Getting It Right

This report is the fourth in the Engineering Council's series on technology in schools and was published in 1997. It looks at the state of technology in schools seven years after the subject was established in the National Curriculum. It gives data and details of challenges faced by some technology departments....

Technology in the National Curriculum: Getting It Right

This report, published in 1992 by the Engineering Council, gives an analysis of the development of technology in schools, identifying the problems associated with it at the time.

The report considers how technology fits into the National Curriculum, looks at problems concerning perceived parity with other...

Technology Teachers: Getting It Right

This report was the third in a series, following on from Technology in the National Curriculum: Getting it Right and Technology at A Level: Getting it Right and was written for the Engineering Council by the same authors. This report...

Interaction: the Relationship Between Science and Design and Technology

This report looks at the very separated relationship of science and technology subjects in secondary schools at the time. It tries to identify reasons why there was very limited use of cross-curricular activities and makes recommendations to encourage better relationships, collaboration and cooperation between...

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