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Design and Technology: Literacy

Our View on Literacy in Design and Technology

At Hartismere, we are dedicated to fostering a love of reading across all subjects, including Design and Technology. We believe that literacy is a cornerstone of academic success and personal growth. By promoting reading, we help pupils enhance their comprehension, critical thinking, and creativity, which are vital skills in Design and Technology.

We recognise that some pupils may need additional support, guidance, and encouragement with their reading. To address this, we have implemented several exciting initiatives: Reading in Form Times, Library Lessons, Read a Book Week and many more.

We strongly believe that reading has the power to shape pupils' futures, aid their progress across the curriculum, and allow them to express themselves wherever life takes them.

Explore Exciting Books Related to Design and Technology

Below is a video showcasing an array of books that are perfect for pupils interested in Design and Technology. This includes texts suitable for KS3, KS4, and KS5, as well as essential textbooks and revision guides.

Through these resources, we aim to inspire and support our pupils in their educational journey, making reading an integral part of their learning experience in Design and Technology.


In this section...

Shapr3D | Create 3D digital designs with online CAD

Year 10

Tinkercad | Create 3D digital designs with online CAD

Fusion360 | Create 3D digital designs with online CAD

Y6 Primary Transition - Transport of the Future

Sixth Form

SketchUp | Create 3D digital designs with online CAD

Year 8

Year 7

Year 9

See also...

Week beginning 8 Jan 2024: 'Life Lessons'

National SMSC Quality Mark - Gold

Week beginning 27 Nov 2023: 'Life Lessons'

50 Things to Learn for Creative iMedia

Creative iMedia

Apprenticeships, Further Education, Higher Education

C# Cook Books

Business and Media

Careers & Futures Programme Feedback - Parents



Useful Websites

Science podcast


Screenplay Subs

Same Scene 5 Ways



SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural) Learning

'Green' Careers that benefit the environment

Drama picnic 2023


Parents Evening :: Year 10

Parents Evening :: Year 11

Summer 2024 Results

Parents Evening :: Year 9

Parents Evening :: Year 13

Year 7 tutors/parents evening

My Examinations

Parents Evening :: Year 12


Curriculum A Level GCSE Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Keystage 5 GCSE Options Year 9 Options GCSE Computing Jobs Drama Attack The Block Unifrog Psychology Parent Joe Cornish Do The Right Thing Horror Creative iMedia YouTube AS Level Algorithms Careersfair Events

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