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Creative Design & Technology

Creative Design & Technology encompasses a lot of skill based subjects that also push students academically. We offer a range of sampler lessons during the early years to allow students to sample each area and make informed decisions once option choices have to be made in Year 9.
 
The subjects offered are:
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Resistant Materials

  • Graphic Products

  • Food, Hospitality & Catering

  • Product Design

 

 

journey technologyYour Child’s Journey in Creative Design & Technology

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Every student in Key Stage 3 studies Creative Design and Technology for two hours per week. In Year 7 students have the opportunity to experience five different subject areas. They will rotate throughout the year into each subject area:

Fashion & Textiles
Fashion and textiles enables the students to be creative and imaginative, using a range of fabrics and components. Students will also experience what it is like to be a designer in industry by using state of the art facilities to create their initial concept into a final product.

Resistant Materials
This subject focuses on the demand for products created in wood, metal or plastic. The use of new technologies such as laser cutting, routing and milling through CAD/CAM software will be delivered.

Graphic Products
This subject focuses on the demand for graphic products and be able to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of graphic and modelling materials. They will design and make products using graphic media and new technologies.

Food, Hospitality & Catering
Students will make food products that reflect global requirements such as healthy eating and dietary needs. Students will also gain an insight into how the Hospitality and Catering industry works.

Product Design
Product Design encourages students to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials such as paper and card, plastics, textiles, ceramics, food, electronics, timber based materials, and ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

In Year 9 students select Creative Design and Technology as part of the option process. Students have the opportunity to select the following qualifications:

AQA     GCSE Textile Technology
Textiles Technology enables students to develop a working knowledge of a wide range of textiles materials and components appropriate to modelling, prototyping and manufacturing. Students will learn about design and market influences, processes and manufacture, environmental issues and the use of ICT in relation to the manufacturing of material products.

AQA     GCSE Product Design
Product Design encourages students to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials such as paper and card, plastics, textiles, ceramics, food, electronics, timber based materials, and ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Students will also develop a variety of techniques for working with these materials.

AQA     GCSE Resistant Materials
Resistant Materials Technology is the design and making of products using a range of materials such as wood, metals and plastics and will be encouraged to incorporate new technologies in the production of their products.

WJEC   GCSE Hospitality & Catering (Dual Award)
GCSE Hospitality and Catering offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and extend their skills within hospitality and catering in a vocational context. It is a suitable qualification for those who want a broad background in this area and for those who wish to progress to further education. It will offer valuable preparation for those entering the world of work.

In Year 12 and 13, students are able to progress onto either an A level or BTEC course.  

Courses offered are:

  • AQA  Product Design (Textiles) or (3D)
  • EdExcel BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion and Clothing)
  • GCSE Textiles Technology = 100% achieved A* – G at GCSE 100%
  • GCSE Resistant Materials = 100% achieved A* – G at GCSE 100%
  • GCSE Hospitality & Catering = 100% achieved A* – G at GCSE 100%

Design and Technology is unique, challenging both hands and minds. It embeds…research, independence, technology, communications, leadership, teamwork and problem solving. …..Design Technology is not today’s woodwork. It breeds new products and new business. It is academic and practical.

 

Sir James Dyson

Inventor & Designer

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