Design and Technology

Every product made by humans has been designed and manufactured.  Product designers have a responsibility to design useful products which work well and are efficient and environmentally friendly.  Understanding the design process and being able to communicate ideas are important skills for engineers and manufacturers.  “It’s about turning great ideas into things which are really useful for people” – Year 9 student.

Our Design and Technology course (AQA) enables students to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. The curriculum is taught in line with business and industry demands and products are designed to specific design criteria set by the exam board. Students are encouraged to consult with real industry and individual clients, to use practical equipment, computer aided design (CAD) and modelling skills to evaluate and make prototype products and bespoke designs. 

For more additional information on the Product Design course please see here.