Design and Technology gives students the opportunity to develop their creative, design and making skills to respond to a variety of real life contexts, producing a variety of quality products, for a wide range of end users.
We encourage Design and Technology students to become active problem solvers and consider the impact their design work has on wider society and the environment. We encourage them to feel positive about their outcomes and contributions and take pride in their work.
Students are given the opportunity to work with a range of the latest CAD packages - Computer Aided Design - such as Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk Fusion 360, as well as use of CAM - Computer Aided Manufacturing - including equipment such as the laser cutter, 3D printer and CNC machine.
They will also build their confidence manufacturing outcomes by hand in well-equipped department workshops that offer the chance to experience a full range of ‘traditional’ tools and equipment. As students move up through the school in Design & Technology, they have the opportunity to take part in competitions, such as Design Ventura, and are welcome to use D&T facilities at lunchtime and in supervised afterschool sessions to develop the independent learning and practical skills required to access courses at GCSE and A Level.