List of Staff
Miss L Parish
Subject Leader for Design & Technology
Miss L Ellis
Teacher of Design & Technology
Mr M Woodgate
Mr S Atkins
In design and technology pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.
Department of Education
Design & Technology in the Curriculum Years 7, 8 and 9
Pupils are taught in groups of up to 22. They are taught for one double period (100 minutes) a fortnight throughout the whole year. In year 8 & 9 pupils are streamed into 6 groups, 2 top groups and 4 mixed groups. All lessons take place in specialist workshops E1 & E2. We also have computers for CAD & CAM tasks.
Years 10 and 11
We offer GCSE Product Design to year 10 & 11 Pupils. GCSE Product Design is an exciting course provided by AQA.
In this area of Design and Technology, students are able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. It provides opportunities for students to develop an awareness of the nature and significant importance of Design and Technology in a rapidly changing society. Students will build on their knowledge gained at Key Stage 3 in their Design & Technology lessons, and learn to use a wider range of materials and manufacturing processes through a number of design tasks during the course. For the final project they will have the opportunity to develop work to suit their own capabilities and interests. They will research, develop a range of solutions, finally selecting and making their product. The coursework also requires a three dimensional outcome/product that can be used and tested.
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