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Design, Engineering & Technology Design, Engineering & Technology

Key stage 3
Year 7, 8
Teaching staff

Within Design, Engineering & Technology we acknowledge the importance of our students developing practically and academically and have therefore designed projects to enhance and develop these elements to their full potential. At key stage three students study a wide range of technology subjects through project based learning. A carousel system allows students to spend time within multiple subject areas and develop their core skills.

Students explore the diverse world of design and technology through a variety of projects covering the areas of product design, resistant materials, engineering, graphics, textiles and food technology. Projects have been designed to ensure students are challenged, engaged, can fulfil their potential and gain a desire to study one of the specialisms at GCSE. They will gain the knowledge and experience to make educated decisions about their future career paths.

Work is completed within booklets which are designed and set out with branding and layouts universal throughout the department to ensure consistency. Work is marked and graded using KS3 grades (in line with GCSE) which are a change from traditional levels. Assessment for learning is embedded within the department encouraging students to become independent learners.

Enrichment activities available within the department enable students to study and develop their skills further. The department offers a diverse range from workshop skills, STEM activities and Textiles. Students who study workshop skills will develop practical knowledge when using tools and equipment in the workshop. STEM allows students to enhance their enthusiasm for the subject by developing skills using CAD facilities such as Corel draw, 2D Design and Autodesk as well as CAM facilities such as laser cutting, 3D printing and vinyl cutting.