D&T teacher workshop
Design education roundtable event
The final proposal documents
A range of documents created through this work are available below. These have been subject to multiple rounds of critique and review, and have been adapted to ensure top-down ambitions for the subject can be met by current teachers of the subject.
- Programme of Study for KS1-2
- Programme of Study for KS3
- Subject Content GCSE
- Subject Content A Level
- Rethinking D&T - shifting design education towards social responsibility
- The Design Perspective Series (sharing insights from stakeholders who helped develop the vision)
Whilst these documents reflect current best thinking, we recognise that they will need to continue their evolution over the coming months and years as such a vision is realised. We encourage organisations to use these document s to continue this work, building on the ambitious vision the consortium set out to imagine a new future for D&T.
In February 2023, Pearson representing the contributions of a large consortium of organisations, experts and educators, announced an ambitious vision for a future for design education, which invites everyone to join the debate on what remains relevant for young people to learn through design education in UK schools. Following overwhelming engagement and feedback, the following FAQs respond to a number of the questions and challenges posed by those within the design education community, and those outside in industry.