GCSE Design and Technology
In the Design and Technology Department, we aim to inspire our students through promoting an environment of creativity, active learning and practical application providing the opportunity to develop both subject specific and transferable skills.
Our curriculum aims to provide rigorous, academic and practical projects taught through a wide range of discreet disciplines providing different contexts for Designing and Making. Increasingly students are encouraged to develop ideas, skills and techniques to design and manufacture products that solve problems using the range of equipment and materials available within the department where we have kept up with the fast paced changing world of technology, and benefit from a range of CAD/CAM machines including a Laser Cutter, 3D printer, CNC Router, Vinyl Cutting this is alongside laptops and PCs that run, 2D Design and Creo parametric.
Projects challenge students to consider their own and other’s needs, wants and values and enable them to gain an understanding of political, social and environmental factors to work towards informed and enterprising young people. We aim to broaden our students' minds by promoting understanding of the impact of these on daily life and the wider world. Design and Technology has a major role to play in the rapidly changing world where it makes an essential contribution to culture, wealth and well-being of all.
Pupils will follow the AQA Design and Technology course during years 10 and 11 if they choose GCSE Design and Technology as an option.
AQA GCSE Design and Technology Scheme of Learning
AQA GCSE Design and Technology Specification Map
GCSE Design and Technology Information Sheet
More information can be found here on the AQA website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552