Design and Technology

We believe that engineering, design and technology are subjects that can help us to understand and give meaning to the world we live in. Through our curriculum we aim to provide students with an experience that is exciting and ensure that our students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking.

We enable students to enjoy their learning in Design and Technology and to gain transferable skills that will help them in other curriculum areas and in life. We aim to enable our students to become:

• successful independent learners who enjoy learning, understand how to make progress and achieve to their potential
• confident self-managers and team-workers, who are willing to take risks and keep an open-mind about new ideas and techniques
• aware and gain a good understanding of the vast range of the regional DT and engineering career opportunities
• better problem solvers and by attending enrichment clubs students will thrive on challenges and successes

The facilities and expertise in the department enable these aims and values to be explored through Engineering, Design, Food, and Resistant Materials. Our curriculum is designed to lead to excellence at every level, providing our students with a strong foundation from which to excel in all of their STEM related studies. This will develop and enhance their employability skills and is key within our local and regional community.