Design & Technology
Design and technology affect every aspect of our lives. Think of almost any issue that challenges the modern world – climate change, superbugs, affordable housing – and people with STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) will be working to devise solutions. DT is an inspiring subject concerned with the generation and development of ideas through creative processes that lead to new and improved products.
DT is available to Years 6-13 in our fully-equipped workshops. Our tailored practical projects ensure that pupils develop vital practical skills and manual dexterity. The Department offers high-quality subject knowledge and teaching, and we keep up to date with developments through social media groups, vlogs, blogs and experts from local businesses.
GCSE students have manufactured a hovercraft, ballgowns, electronic reward charts which encourage healthy lifestyles, contemporary grandfather clocks, and sustainably-designed go karts – to name just a few. We are proud of the face that GCSE and A-level prototype products make a difference to people in our wider community, such as the sustainably-designed and manufactured Vespa-inspired rollator which has improved the life of a client with Dwarfism and Cerebal Palsy.
Beyond the classroom, we participate in London Design Week, and trips have included prop- making and stage design workshops at Harry Potter Studio, Coca Cola, the Power of Making exhibition at the V&A, and the Design Museum.