The Design & Technology department is located in the main building of the school, with 6 subject classrooms. We offer a range of subjects, giving our pupils the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills and to use their creativity.
- To build relevant skills and knowledge for KS4 courses, as well as to encourage understanding of wider issues, inside and outside of the school context.
- To allow pupils to explore a range of materials, tools, and techniques, and to provide opportunities to be creative.
- To develop problem solving skills, creativity, and a greater understanding of the world we live in and the products, materials, and resources we use.
The Design & Technology department comprises of 6 purpose built classrooms, all equipped with interactive whiteboards and modern, subject specific machinery and equipment.
We have two workshop classrooms, including spacious workbench areas for practical activities, two food technology classrooms equipped with ovens and sinks for cooking tasks, and a textiles classroom including equipment such as sewing machines. The department also benefits from an IT suite, as well as classroom laptop trolleys.
GCSE - AQA Art & Design: Textiles
GCSE - OCR Design & Technology
Cambridge National - OCR Engineering Design
GCSE - AQA Food Preparation and Nutrition
The department has a number of staff who offer extra-curricular sessions for all Key Stage 4 pupils, including after school sessions and during lunch, allowing pupils to develop their work.
The department often takes part in local competitions and events.
The Food department offers a range of activities in June for BNF Healthy Eating Week, including the Malet Lambert Healthy Eating Challenge in which pupils design a healthy menu. This is supported by the school canteen who cook up the successful pupil's menu.
The Food Technology department also regularly caters for celebration events, and charity bake sales held in school.