Design & Technology
Design and Technology is taught in a state of the art technology suite by dedicated and enthusiastic staff. We hope to encourage the next generation of Engineers, Fashion Designers, Caterers, Architects and Product Designers through our own love of making. Students are challenged to design and manufacture products in a range of subject areas including Graphics, Product Design, Textiles, Food and Electronics.
Technology Clubs take place each week. Please see latest after school events for details. Technology trips and workshops occur throughout the year including: Knit and Stitch, STEM visits, STEM workshops, Coca Cola Enterprises, the V&A Museum, fashion show rehearsals, fashion show garment production sessions, and green cars.
Year 7 D&T is all about creative challenge for those students who have D&T skills, and training up those students who have not worked in D&T before. Students complete a D&T quiz to assess starting points.
All students rotate across three material areas, Food, Textiles and Product Design.
In Food, students design and make up to 11 products based on the school’s healthy eating policy. They develop skills, knowledge and understanding of equipment, processes, heating methods and handy measures.
In Textiles, students design and make a wall tidy using decorative techniques such a tie dye, transfer paint, CAD/CAM, and pockets using both hand and machine stitching. Students develop problem solving skills to cultural design briefs and gain a greater understanding of the needs of the consumer.
In Product Design, students design and make a wind chime using hand and industrial equipment and CAD/CAM design programmes. Working with materials such as MDF, pine, plywood, bamboo and aluminium, they work cooperatively developing skills in workshop safety.
All students have their specific material areas knowledge assessed at the beginning and end of each rotation. Students take home their finished products; photographs are kept in their folders to show their progress.