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Design Technology

The Design and Technology department forms part of the Creative Arts Faculty. Design and Technology is divided into three key areas of study: Product Design, Textiles and Food. Students are able to experience each area for a 12 week long project within a carousel system. Each project is taught in a specialist classroom/workshop, by a subject specialist teacher. Students produce a design and make project utilising materials and processes appropriate to each subject area. All are encouraged to work creatively and imaginatively.

Design and Technology lessons involve a wide range of practical activities, manufacturing products that help show a student’s understanding of the following set of key concepts:

·         User needs

·         Generation of creative design ideas

·         Effective communication of design ideas

·         Appropriate choice of materials and components

·         Appropriate choice of manufacturing techniques, processes and equipment

·         Effective evaluation against the product specification to refine and improve the design outcome