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Design and Technology

'Design is a formal response to a strategic question' - Mariona Lopez

Are you a practical person or a problem solver?  In this increasingly technological world being able to solve, design and make is even more important. We provide these skills whether it is in food preparation, designing electronics or hands on tasks.

Design Technology is a blend between knowledge, core organisational and practical skills.  Throughout KS3 students will experience all the key areas of DT: Control, Electronics, Food, Computer and Hand Graphics, Resistant Materials (working in a workshop) and Textiles.  At KS4 students can  specialise in a discrete area where they can really develop their practical and designing skills.  A level subjects are available in many areas.

Typically students will spend  at least half their time on practical activities.  They might be designing and making a mechanical toy, a new board game or learning how to prepare basic meals.  As students’ progress through the school these projects become more complex - electronic security systems, fashion wear, full oriental meals or statement furniture.

Along the way we broaden the experience through enrichment lessons, competitions (flying start, Lego Robotics etc), Catwalk shows, visits to museums and companies.  We also work closely with local industry and community projects both inside and outside school.

Mr R Fallows: Head of Faculty

Mrs T Cummins: Technology

Mrs H Butt: Technology

Mr E Fair: Technology

Mr G Marshall: Technology

 

Technicians:

Mr G Done and Mr N Walker