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Design and Technology aims to develop internationally minded people whose enhanced understanding of design and the technological world can facilitate our shared guardianship of the planet and create a better world.

It focuses on analysis, design development, synthesis and evaluation. The creative tension between theory and practice is what characterises Design and Technology.

Inquiry and problem-solving are at the heart of the subject. Design and Technology requires the use of the design cycle as a tool, which provides the methodology used to structure the inquiry and analysis of problems, the development of feasible solutions, and the testing and evaluation of the solution. Design and Technology achieves a high level of design literacy by enabling students to develop critical-thinking and design skills, which they can apply in a practical context.

Design and Technology can help students get into a wide range of careers. They will be developing key skills in problem solving, communication, ICT and working in a team as well as the subject specific skills. Some of our former students have gone on to study:

Product Design Publishing
Architecture Fashion Design
Graphic Design Computer Science
Engineering Furniture Design
Interior Design Brand Design
Industrial Design Computing Game Design
Advertising and Marketing Software and Web Design
Business and Management Photography
Product Design Engineering Automotive Design