Curriculum - D&T

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Design & Technology

The Design and Technology department offers opportunities for students to explore, develop, increase skills and learn all aspects of our chosen Design Technology subjects.  The students’ learn through a varied range of creative’ design and make’ activities.  Each one of the following subjects; Textiles, Food Technology and Engineering is taught by our highly trained, dedicated and supportive specialist staff.  Our teachers and support staff have backgrounds in all aspects of Technology and continue to be proactive designer- makers themselves. The department has four specialist rooms all with modern facilities.

We offer many opportunities for students to explore the subjects catered, both in lesson time and during our variety of workshops.  Support for students in after school sessions and lunchtime enrichment activities such as; STEM projects, Enterprising and fund raising activities, enables them to explore further and develop skills.   Additional weekly support is also available for all our Year 11 students preparing and working towards their final exams and coursework completion.

Our highly motivated team will work with students both individually and as part of groups to develop both their personal and team working skills to become confident, competent and creative in their chosen Technology specialisms.