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Design & Technology

The Design and Technology Department provides a 21st Century experience of state of the art designing and manufacturing. Our facilities include an extensive modern CAD, CAM and CNC area including an A2 Laser Cutter.

All students have the opportunity to undertake problems solving activities supported by specific software systems for modelling and prototyping. Products are made using sophisticated machinery, often controlled by a computer. This results in highly accurate artefacts reflecting industrial standards. We offer a range of courses to cater for all interests and abilities.

Pupils undertake three 12 week projects during the academic year which focus on all areas of Design and Technology including: Systems and Control, Resistant Materials, Product Design, Graphics, food and Textiles.

The Department offers the following courses:
GCSE Resistant Materials
GCSE Graphic Products
GCSE Systems and Control
KS4 – Entry Level
The Department offers the following courses:
Graphic & Materials Studies
Entry Level Design & Technology

KS5 – AS and A Level
The Department offers the following courses:
AS and A Level Product Design
AS and A Level Systems & Control Technology


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