The Design and Technology Department is well resourced and has an impressive range of equipment and assistance on offer. Alongside developing traditional designing skills, students make full use of CAD and 3D modeling software, often outputting work to the laser cutter or class set of 3D printers.

In Years Seven to Nine, DT pupils study and work with a variety of materials and concepts. Through a broad foundation course, consisting of a variety of projects, pupils build skill levels and confidence in both the workshop and design room, whilst working with the latest prototyping technology. As they progress, pupils can experiment with materials, concepts and manufacturing processes to help develop their understanding of designing, making and prototyping.

At GCSE and A Level, students work with great accuracy and detail in both their practical and written work. At this stage, work is closely related to industrial practice and students design work to a client's brief and make use of an industrial contact.

Design and Technology has a huge relevance to today and improving tomorrow. It is an appropriate first choice for those wishing to pursue higher education in any Design and Technology related course such as Product or Industrial Design, Interior or Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Architecture or Engineering. In DT, students relish their learning and without exception achieve far more than they ever thought possible.

Highlights

  • Annual Sixth Form trips to Morgan Motor Cars and Land Rover to witness the differences between batch and mass manufacture
  • Regular recipients of the Arkwright Scholarships
  • National winners in the 4x4 in Schools competition
  • World final winners