Design Technology is based at the center of the School site and is an integral part of the school community.
We have a very strong teaching team with each member of staff being well qualified, highly motivated and more importantly, we are all subject specialists in our chosen area of Technology.
It is our aim to develop students’ design and practical skills through a range of media and materials to allow all students to be creative and innovative within design.
We pride ourselves on having a solid work ethic and an environment which is conducive to learning allowing all our students to achieve.
As a Faculty, we place great emphasis on the development of key skills that support a student’s mathematical and literary development, as well as strong cross curricular links to all other subjects in our Schemes of Learning.
At Key Stage 4, we follow AQA, OCR and Edexel specifications depending on the option and year group with very successful results. In 2012, the Btec Engineering cohort gained 100% Pass rate for the 7th year running, with Textiles gaining 86% A* - C and Electronic Control Systems, 80% A* - C, all above National average.
The Faculty is well equipped with the latest CAD/CAM equipment including milling machines and routers, vinyl cutters and plotters, computerised sewing machines and an industrial CNC lathe and milling machine. We also have high spec Dye Sublimation equipment allowing students to design and print a range of commercial style products.