Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and innovation, students design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, in doing this they acquire a broad range of subject knowledge. Students learn how to take risks, becoming independent, resourceful, resilient, innovative and enterprising. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.
Aims of the subject
To ensure that all students develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to participate in current and emerging technologies.
To help deliver our courses the department is lucky to have specialist teachers for each area:
Cella Riley (Head of KS4 Design Technology): Food Technology and Product Design
Rhiannon Bird: (Head of KS3 Design Technology): Textiles Technology and Product Design.
Lauren Kettle: Resistant Materials.
The department is also well supported by our two technicians Gail Hayward and Graham Cowell.
DT has 3 specialist classrooms and our own computer suite. We also have a CAD/CAM room in the Resistant Materials area.