Design and Technology

The aim of design and technology is to provide students with the opportunity to combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs.

Students are taught to use new technologies and the impact of future technological developments. Students learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems both as individuals and as members of a team.


Well planned schemes of work, which facilitate:  

  • creativity  
  • continuity  
  • development of key skills in design  
  • development of key skills in practical processes  
  • AFL (Assessment for Learning)
  • peer and self assessment  
  • access to a wide range of experiences  
  • promote an appreciation and understanding of form and function of products  
  • self study techniques  
  • success in academic qualifications 

Extra curricular activities

Focused extra curricular activities that:

  • promote an understanding of science, technology, engineering and maths
  • develop key skills

Design and Technology in the Community

Students have the opportunity to:

  • take part in science, technology, engineering and maths competitions with other schools
  • meet visiting professionals from industry
  • work with external companies and the community on real design briefs
  • qualify for an Arkwright Scholarship
  • participate in relevant educational visits          

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