Design & Technology

Our aim is to inspire as many young minds as possible and begin them on the journey to becoming future designers and engineers.

Through studying Design and Technology pupils develop problem solving, as well as skills in communication, planning, research, making and evaluation. These skills are achieved through Design and Make Assessments (DMAs), which are completed either as a group or independently. The projects across all year groups are based on clear targets with the importance of critical thinking and a coherent set of criteria for rewarding positive achievement. Pupils produce a supportive portfolio that is assessed alongside the finished product. There is a great emphasis within the workshop that making mistakes is a vital part of the design process and without making mistakes, improvements cannot be made!

Throughout each year pupils have the opportunity to work with traditional hand tools, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) hardware and software including a laser cutter and 3D printer as well as workshop tools and machinery. The projects undertaken during the year focus on resistant materials, product and graphic design and electronic products.

Design & Technology complements Science, Maths, Information Technology and Art from a cross-curricular perspective. The synergy across these subjects makes Design & Technology a dynamic subject, similar to the technological world in which we live.

Head of Design & Technology, Mr Khan Brewer

Mr Khan Brewer, Head of Design & Technology