Design Technology

Design and Technology students enjoying the opportunity to see industrial plastics manufacturing techniques, while spending the day at the Borouge Innovation Centre.

Design and Technology (DT) is an area of study that focuses on the entire design process, from project conception through to manufacture. This is achieved by developing skills, knowledge and understanding through a series of Focused Practical Tasks (FPTs) to solve Design and Make Assignments (DMA).

The DT department delivers an exciting curriculum for Years 5-12. We focus on developing well-rounded students who have an immense array of transferable skills that can be applied to a variety of career paths. We give our students the opportunity to apply their learning from other subjects while ensuring they have the foundation of knowledge and skills to be ready for living and working in our modern world.  

By studying Design and Technology, pupils are able to develop problem-solving, communication, planning, research and evaluation skills. Design and Technology compliments Science, Maths, Information Technology and Art from a cross-curricular perspective. The synergy across these subjects makes Design and Technology a very dynamic and ever-changing subject, mirroring the technological world that we live in.

Throughout each year, pupils have the opportunity to work with traditional hand tools, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) hardware and software including a laser cutter and 3D printer as well as workshop tools and machinery.