Design and Technology

Design and technology is one element of the creative arts department at Queen Ethelburga’s and shares the skills and resources of the art and design department to offer a range of subject routes that go beyond the traditional subject choices.

Students are introduced to the subject in Key Stage 2 but really begin their creative journey in Year 6 where they are introduced to the concept of a full design and make project incorporating traditional making skills with CAD and 3D printing.

As they progress through Key Stage 3 they undertake a variety of design contexts in a range of materials and tasks that cover 3D drawing, problem solving, CAD, CAM and rapid prototyping. These projects are carefully planned to cover the requirements of the National Curriculum and much of what is needed to prepare for success at GCSE.

With three well-equipped rooms with CAD and workshop facilities, students can realise their ideas in prototype form while learning about designing for real clients and genuine market needs and wants. Our goal is to prepare students for a life in design and engineering while also providing valuable life skills in an environment that is stimulating and fun!