14 December 2011
The Design and Technology Association have launched the
'Believe in Design and Technology' Campaign to support the inclusion of Design and Technology (D&T) in the
National Curriculum. The position of D&T in the National Curriculum is currently under threat and there is
mounting evidence that even schools with strong D&T departments are reducing the opportunities available to
pupils to study the subject.
While this does not apply in Scotland, the loss/diminution of one of the main
curriculum vehicles for introducing design and technology into schools south of the border, might well impact
on the UK supply of potential students and graduates.
D&T is also one of the subjects taken by Architectural Technology
applicants at university alongside mathematics and physics.