Welcome to D&T
The Design and Technology offers a unique environment in which students of all abilities are supported, nurtured and encouraged to meet their full potential in the schools creative and practical subjects; Engineering and Materials, Electronics and Control, Food and Catering, Fashion and Textiles and Product Design.
In year 7 and 8 the Design and Technology builds confidence whilst making practical products in specialised learning environments and developing the students specialised knowledge in each of the department’s subject areas.
Each subject area has tailored exciting and challenging projects that encourage all students of different abilities and skill levels to become assured and well equipped self-learners. Students develop skill, understanding, knowledge and safe practices working with specialised tools and equipment in a safe and controlled environment in Engineering and Materials, Electronics and Control, Food and Catering, Fashion and Textiles and Product Design.
In year 8 The Design and Technology Department have worked to develop the curriculum to tailor learning for specific individual’s needs and their enjoyment of specialised subject areas. The Design and Technology department encourages students to consider their own unique pathway into KS4 and offer a choice of three specific learning areas:
- AQA GCSE: Design and Technology
- Cambridge National: Engineering Design
- Cambridge National Engineering Manufacture
- AQA Technical Award: Fashion and Textiles
- GCSE: Food and Nutrition
- AQA Technical Award: Food and Catering
The Design and Technology department are extremely proud of the broad and diverse academic courses it offers all KS4 students in year 9,10 and 11.
The departments range of offer of GCSE’s, Cambridge Nationals and Technical Awards is designed to encourage all students to be independent critical thinkers and designers. The courses allow students to develop an understanding for materials, designing, techniques and industrial practices for each specific subject area. This will lead them to be able to design and make their very own unique product.
The Design and Technology currently offer Product Design A-Level.
The creative professional sector in Great Britain is one of the largest globally and continues to grow at an astonishing rate. All subjects have been selected to allow students success and progression to sought after courses at some of the top universities in the country.
The Design and Technology believe strongly that ‘extra-curricular’ activities are an intrinsic and valued part of what we do educationally. We are committed to providing a first class education and our extended day allows us to offer exciting opportunities to our students in the morning, lunchtimes and after school.
The Design and Technology will be running both breakfast and after school support sessions for all KS4 and KS5 students whilst continuing to offer a free dinner drop in session.
The departments extra offers will include:
- Jewellery design and make after school club.
- F1 Club an opportunity open to all year groups for students to create their own F1 team requiring sponsorship, design, manufacture and racing. Teams will race against others across the academy trust with the possibility of racing nationally and internationally.
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