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Design Technology
DT doesn't separate out design from technology; but recognises that art and science, the practical and theoretical, can work together.
James Dyson

It's all about making things work better. 

In the words of Sir James Dyson: ‘Whether you are designing textiles to cope with hostile environments, a new medical instrument for the latest keyhole surgery techniques or a leaflet to explain the use of emergency evacuation procedures, it's all about making things work better. And how do you make things work better? Well, that’s the fun bit. Design Technology involves experimenting and trying things out.’

We are housed in our own purpose built facility, which is exceptionally well equipped and resourced catering for Resistant Materials, Textiles, Control and Graphic Products. The department has four fully UK qualified specialist teachers and a technician, each with experience in related industry practice. We are passionate, consistent and put the students at the centre of what we do. Our close partnership with the Science department works well and allows for greater links through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based activities, an area we fully embrace.

Studies centre around the philosophy of design and manufacture, both in Industrial and Product Design including design process, workshop skills development and CAD for example. In Key Stages 4 and 5 students must work to a real need and are encouraged to find this outside of the school. The products that are generated should be able to exist in the market place as viable, functional commercial products.

DT doesn't separate out design from technology; but recognises that art and science, the practical and theoretical, can work together.
James Dyson
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