They will also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth to prepare them for the world of work and university.
To do this effectively, they acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on additional disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering and computing.
Please come and see Mr Quinn in Room 26 or email Mr Quinn at [email protected] If oversubscribed, the students year 9 grades will be taken into account.
This creative and thought-provoking qualification gives students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers. They will investigate historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic influences on design and technology, whilst enjoying opportunities to put their learning in to practice by producing prototypes of their choice.
At its core, is creativity and imagination, Students learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
To do this effectively, they acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on additional disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.Students will gain a real understanding of what it means to be a designer, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.B in Graphics, resistant Materials, or Product Design and attend a meeting to show portfolio.It teaches how to take risks and so become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable.Students develop a critical understanding of the impact of design and technology on daily life and the wider world.T is the fact that you are able to be more independent and express your innovative ideas more freely. T if you want to show your creative side whilst learning new skills." Industrial Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Engineering, Medical Product Design, Teaching, Architecture, Film Set/Theatre Design, Special Effects Development, Property Development and Interior Design.Students must gain grade 6 or above to take Product Design at A-level.The subject is run on a carousel basis whereby students rotate through Projects related to Design and Technology.Various 4-5 week Projects - Roller Ball (Wood based), Biscuit Cutter (Metal based), Pop up Greetings Cards (Graphics based), Jewellery Project (Smart Material based), The Key Ring Project (2D Design - CAD and Laser Cutter Project) and Design a Mould Project (Polymers and Vacuum Forming) Graphics Portfolio: (Graphics based Portfolio Project, incorporating 2D Design) Container Project: (Wood based Portfolio Project) Metals Project: (Design a pewter cast Jewellery project) Solid Works: (CAD and CAM Portfolio Project and 3D Printer) Design and technology is a practical and valuable subject.GCSE Design and Technology will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world.Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors.