The aim is that students should develop an interest in design, nutrition, enjoy working with equipment and materials and develop confidence, adaptability and pride in all their work.
The Design & Technology Department is very well equipped with facilities for product design, textiles, food & nutrition, Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (C.A.D. and C.A.M.).
All students in Years 7-9 are currently working on the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum leading to Key Stage 4 GCSE and Key Stage 5 A level or equivalent.
The department also offers a range of extra-curricular clubs, trips and exciting days including S.T.E.M. activities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
In Years 7-9 students have the opportunity of working card, wood, metal, plastic, textiles and food.
Students are introduced to a design process and are taught basic skills which they use in a number of projects throughout Key Stage 3. Safety in practical areas is an integral part of the course.
At KS4, students have the opportunity to further develop their Design & Technology skills by specialising in one or two subjects from a choice of product design, textiles or food & nutrition.
At KS5, students can select either textiles, food & nutrition or product design graphics, which prepare students further for higher education or employment in related vocational areas.