Theme of the week is: Personal Identity
During KS3, all students have the opportunity to rotate round a number of Design and Technology subjects that cover food technology, resistant materials, textiles, graphics and product design. The department has a number of dedicated engineering workshops as well as 3D printing, a Boxford 3D lathe, router and laser cutting machines.
At KS4 GCSE Design and Technology will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise. The GCSE allows students to study core technical, including a broad range of design processes, materials, techniques and equipment. They will also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth as well as Engineering Disciplines. The different pathways available are:
1) D and T – Resistant Materials Technology (1-9 GCSE)
2) D and T - Graphic Products (1-9 GCSE)
3) Engineering (BTEC) Level 1/2
4) D and T - Textiles Technology (1-9 GCSE)
5) Food Preparation and Nutrition (1-9 GCSE)
6) Hospitality and Catering (Level ½ award)
Students have the opportunity to attend the Clothes Show in Birmingham which is a very enjoyable learning opportunity and next year we hope to attend a student Fashion Event in London and/or visit the Fashion Museum in Bath. In addition, other trips to engineering works like Williams F1 in Grove.
Mr Scott (Subject Leader)
Mr Thorpe (Technician)
Mr Jukes (Head of Year)