Design & Technology is a popular and successful part of the school curriculum and provides many extra-curricular opportunities for the students.
At KS3 we aim to provide students with the opportunity to combine creative thinking with the development of practical and technological skills to design and make products and systems. The depatment has four specialist rooms, including a food technology room, and a shared IT suite to support the students' learning.
Students are encouraged to become more globally responsible through looking at materials, developments in technology and sustainable energy. This understanding is developed further as they move into GCSE and A-level. Within the curriculum a range of trips allows students to experience design outside of the classroom. Recently these have included trips to Thorpe Park to look at the engineering behind rollercoasters, the Design Museum, Brompton Bicycles and 100% Design.
Outside of the curriculum Design and Technology remains popular with VEX robotics run across all Key stages, competing at National competitions; Print it and DT club; and the Design Ventura competition in which students are entered every year.
Ms R. Hawley
Head of DT