Design and Technology

Departmental Aims

  • Design Technology 1Help students to become independent, creative problem solvers.
  • Generate an interest and awareness in both designing and making, encouraging enthusiasm for their work.
  • Enable students to think creatively, being able to justify their design decisions or adapt them successfully.
  • Help students to become discriminating consumers and users of products.Provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding about materials, tools and processes so they are able to produce quality products.
  • Develop practical capability – being able to apply knowledge, skills and understanding when designing and making.

The Curriculum

At Key Stage 3 students are taught in groups of 20 and have a double lesson (120 minutes) once every two weeks. The Schemes of Work have been carefully planned to address the requirements of the National Curriculum and to give our students a wide experience in Design and Technology including Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture

Design Technology 2At Key Stage 4 the department offers Design and Technology GCSE and will offer GCSE equivalent Technical Awards in Visual Communication and Materials Technology.

In the Sixth Form, students are following the Edexcel AS/A2 Product Design Course.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Students in Key Stage 4 and Key stage 5 come after school on Tuesdays for extra help or to further develop their work.

Staffing

Mrs B Saville – Head of Department

  • Mrs L Whitcher – Teacher
  • Mr G Matharu – Teacher
  • Mr J Khan – Technician