“Design & Technology is the subject where mathematical brainboxes and science whizzkids turn their bright ideas into useful products.” - James Dyson
Mr C Fenton
Head Of Design & Technology
It is the intent of the Design & Technology Department to:
Allow students to be independent in their creativity and to safely explore different solutions in order to problem solve, without the fear of failure.
- To develop practical life skills through the designing and making of quality products.
- To develop a culture of safe working, independence and resilience.
- To be able to use knowledge, skills & understanding to independently to problem solve
In order to achieve this students will develop their knowledge and skills within Design & Technology through Investigating, Designing, Making and Evaluating. During this students will experience and develop a whole range of both traditional skills as well as newer digital skills such as CAD/CAM.
Students receive 2 Hours a fortnight in Year 7 and 3 hours a fortnight in Year 8. In Year 9 students have the opportunity to select one of the Creative Arts subjects, Art/Photography, Engineering Design, Textiles, Hospitality and Music, to sample for a term. This gives them an insight into what they can expect if they were to select that subject at KS4.
The current KS4 offer for Design & Technology comprises of:
- OCR Cambridge National in Engineering Design
- EDUQAS L1/2 in Hospitality & Catering
Following on from this students can further their Design & Technology journey by studying A Level Product Design. A Level Product Design is a course that focuses on consumer products and applications. Analysing the materials, processes, components and marketability of a product through development.
Mr C. Fenton
Mr M. Deavall
Mrs R. Nanglu
Miss L. Lainingham
Miss A. Sargent
KS4 courses lead onto OCR A-Level Product Design or various college courses.
KS5 A-Level Product Design can lead to degree courses in any of the following areas: