Design & Technology
Design Technology is an area in the curriculum which encourages students to consider and explore ideas to produce a practical solution. By providing diverse and stimulating activities from designing through to making, the students are given individual guidance to support their development. Design and Technology also encourages students to become confident, creative and self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
The department has three well equipped rooms where the students have the opportunity to develop skills in Graphic Products, Resistant Materials and Systems and Control. This exciting and practical area of the curriculum helps to prepare students to participate in a rapidly changing industry.
In Key Stage 4 students can opt to take a GCSE in Design & Technology with the AQA Examination board and take full advantage of well equipped workshops, a computer suite with some of the latest design software and a state of the art CAD/CAM room with new and up to date machinery to enable students to gain valuable experience of an ever advancing technological world.
In Resistant Materials, students will gain knowledge and skills of working with a variety of materials and use an array of tools, equipment and state of the art machinery in our new CAD/CAM suite.
Graphic Products uses visual media to communicate a message. Here students will gain valuable presentation skills and learn to design logos, high quality product packaging and advertising media and printed publications.
Systems and Control
Students will be working with structures, mechanisms, levers and electronics to design and make products that can be used in everyday life. They will use a wide range of equipment, tools and materials to produce a high quality outcome.
Subject Leader, Mr S Elliot