Design and Technology provides students with the chance to develop good design, creativity and practical skills. The facilities for learning are excellent.
Key Stage 3
The course is designed to give every student the opportunity to learn basic presentation skills. We focus on the design process and graphic techniques.
In Year 8, students are asked to design a toy with a moving part; make a storage shelf for CDs and tapes; and to redesign the classic craft knife for use in schools.
In Year 9 students have to decide which subjects to follow at GCSE. Students have the choice of resistant materials; electronic products or graphics.
Key Stage 4
Students have the opportunity to solve everyday electronic problems. They will learn about the theory of electronics, as well as making a range of small circuits and designing PCBs using computers. Pupils need to have a good record in mathematics and science to cope with this subject.
This subject provides students with the opportunity to solve problems using wood, metal and plastics in our workshop. They learn about the materials and manufacturing processes used to make a wide range of everyday items. They then use those techniques to design and make their own products.
Students are able to develop how they communicate their ideas to others. Students are asked to solve problems using both drawings and three-dimensional models. Students will learn to use a range of professional techniques and materials. They should have good drawings skills to get the most out of this subject.