In Design and Technology opportunities are provided for pupils to combine their design and making skills with their knowledge and understanding, to create high-quality products. We enable students to actively contribute to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of themselves and their community. We encourage them to take calculated risks and become more resourceful, innovative and enterprising.
Boys develop a critical understanding of the impact of Design and Technology on daily life and the wider world. As they develop and apply judgements of an aesthetic, economic, moral, social, and technical nature both in their own design and when evaluating the work of others.
Design and Technology is taught from years 4 to 8 and in each year group pupils complete two projects. Each project provides a new skill and challenge; current projects include food packaging design, clocks, mobile phone holders and electronic speakers. Creativity is key to the subject area and this is nurtured across the department as each pupil is given encouragement to explore and develop their own ideas. The boys also appreciate, through designing and manufacturing each product, that Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths are subjects that have a strong grounding within Design and Technology. The purpose-built teaching environment allows boys access to a fully equipped workshop with tools, machinery and computer-aided design capabilities, including laser cutting.