Design Technology shapes our future.
At virtually any point of our lives we are interacting with designed products, often without even being aware. The future of the design and manufacturing industry is in the hands of our youngsters, and as such we feel it very important that students are given the opportunity to be creative and develop a strong knowledge of materials and practical processes.
We are very much a ‘hands on’ department and believe that exposure to practical tasks is vital in understanding the theory behind the subject, as well as making the Design Technology memorable and fun. We are fortunate in having four well equipped multimedia workshops, two computer suites and modern CAD/CAM equipment, including laser cutting and 3D printing.
Design Technology is a marriage of problem solving, creativity and practical skills.
Lessons comprise of a mixture of the learning of subject knowledge, creating ideas, and manufacturing the outcome. Products are evaluated during and after production to allow students to consider strengths/weaknesses and improvements.