Design & Technology
Design & Technology is taught in all form groups at Key Stage 3, is an option subject at GCSE and furthermore at AS/A level.
Pupils are entered for OCR Resistant Materials at GCSE & Edexcel Product Design at AS/A level. Class sizes are small.
Pupils enjoy three purpose built rooms;
The Design Studio is equipped with 13 computers running industry standard design software ‘VectorWorks’ along with Adobe’s and Microsoft’s creative suite of software; Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Word etc. All computers are linked to the room’s A3 printer. Teachers have the ability to teach wirelessly with their iPads in the Design Studio thanks to the AppleTV connected to the projector.
The Prototype workshop is equipped with a laser cutter, milling machines, metal and wood turning lathes and forge, along with other machines facilitating work in various materials including wood, metal, plastics, and fibreglass.
Sixth Form pupils have access to a designated Design Office; a professional and purpose built environment with a library and seven of the latest 27” iMacs, loaded with VectorWorks, Adobe’s and Microsoft’s suite of software. All iMacs are connected to the room’s A3 printer.
|Mr S Getty BA, QTS, NPQSL||Head of Department|
Ms D Sarmiento, MA, BA, GTP
Mr P Archbold BTEC