Technology & Design

Technology and Design is a constantly evolving subject, providing opportunities for all pupils to apply creativity, scientific knowledge and numeracy skills to real world design situations. Technology and Design is concerned primarily with the design and manufacture of high quality technological products. Every design is influenced by external factors such as consumer demands, human needs, environmental impact and the design context.

At Key Stage 3, pupils study: Health & Safety, Tools and Equipment, Workshop Processes, Resistant Materials, Mechanisms, Electronics, Computer Control, Graphical Communication including Computer Aided Design. All students have the opportunity to complete a number of ‘design and make’ projects. Each project follows the design process from problem identification to manufacture and evaluation.

Students have the option to continue their studies into GCSE following either a product design or systems design course. At GCSE, 60% of the course is completed and awarded through controlled assessment tasks. Students can study Technology and Design at AS and A2 Level. We encourage our students to reach their full potential and become confident and responsible in solving real world problems in response to a “genuine clients’” needs.