Design Technology

From phones to cars to medicine, technology touches every part of our lives.  If you can create technology, you can change the world

The Design Technology Department aims to develop pupils’ creativity, problem-solving skills, and understanding of materials and manufacturing processes. From year 5 and upwards, pupils typically engage in a variety of design projects that involve designing and making products using different materials and techniques.

In Year 5 and 6, pupils start with basic design and construction projects, such as designing bridges from cardboard. They learn about different materials, tools, and equipment, and how to use them safely and effectively.

In Year 7 and 8, pupils are introduced to more complex projects, they learn about design thinking, the principles of aesthetics and ergonomics, and how to use computer-aided design (CAD) software.

In Year 9, pupils begin their GCSE course and have the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of design technology, such as product design, or electronics. They develop more advanced skills and knowledge, and may work on more complex projects that involve prototyping and testing their designs. They will design and making a product from scratch, from initial concept through to the final prototype.

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