Design Technology

Design Technology

We aim to develop creative thinkers and confident designer-makers. Our teaching engages students in practical projects that require them to problem solve.

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We look to future technology and trends for inspiration when delivering projects and maintain links with industry to stay up-to-date.

 

Facilities

We have 6 specialist classrooms and workshops. Two Food Technology rooms, two Workshops and a Textiles and Graphics classroom. In all rooms there is space for both practical and theory work. We also have a CAD/CAM suite with a laser cutter and router available for student use. There is a large break out space and laptops which can be used in any of the classrooms.

 

 

Curriculum

At Key Stage Three, students have the opportunity to experience working in all material areas.
At Key Stage Four, students can choose to study AQA GCSE Design and Technology and/or Eduqas GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.

 

 

Extra-Curricular

For GCSE students there is an opportunity to catch-up with project work on a Tuesday and Wednesday after school. We run the Bronze Crest Award, enter students in competitions and arrange industry and University visits. We are affiliated with the Arkwright Scholarship Trust and support students during the application process.

 

 

Workshop

For Key Stage Three students we run a Tuesday afterschool club in the workshop, developing making skills.

 

 

Innovator's Club

This term students have had the opportunity of taking part in a new activity.  Mrs Eaves (2nd in Technology Department) has launched an ‘Innovators' Club’ for all students.

 

 

STEM Ambassador

Ex-student Sabina Tayub who is now a Civil Engineer and a STEM ambassador has returned to Judgemeadow to run the Innovators’ Club.

Design Technology Staff

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