Design and Technology offers young people the skills to engage positively with the designed world and to harness the benefits of technology through creativity and imagination.
At Cranleigh Abu Dhabi pupils design and produce practical solutions to real and current problems across a variety of contexts. They do this through a broad range of subject knowledge and by accessing cross-curricular disciplines such as Maths, Science, Engineering, Art and Computing. The synergy across these subjects makes Design and Technology a dynamic and ever-changing subject, mirroring the technological world that we live in.
Design and technology is a phenomenally important subject. Logical, creative and practical, it’s the only opportunity students have to apply what they learn in maths and science - directly preparing them for a career in engineering.
The Design and Technology Department at Cranleigh delivers an exciting curriculum for Years 5-12. We focus on developing well-rounded students who have an immense array of transferable skills. We give our pupils the opportunity to apply their learning from other subjects while ensuring they have the foundation of knowledge and skills to live and work in our modern world beyond school life.
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.
In studying Design and Technology, pupils are able to develop problem-solving, communication, planning, research and evaluation skills. They learn how to take measured risks and use initiative, shaping enterprising capable citizens. Design and Technology at Cranleigh is available at both GCSE and A Level.
These creative and thought-provoking qualifications give students the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and confidence to succeed in a number of careers. Especially those in Engineering, Design, Architecture and creative industries. Students will gain a solid understanding of what it means to be a problem solver, alongside the knowledge and skills sought by higher education and employers.