General Information About The Department
The Design and Technology Department has four specialist rooms where pupils are taught the different subject areas of Design and Technology. This includes Food & Nutrition, Fashion & Textiles and Product Design. The department has open access to ICT, which enables pupils to develop their ICT skills in the context of Design and Technology through research and CAD. Design and Technology at the College is delivered via a modular approach, which allows pupils of all abilities to develop their powers to innovate, make decisions and create solutions irrespective of the medium they are working with. Consequently, pupils are not only fulfilling National Curriculum criteria but through careful planning by staff are given the opportunity to transfer skills across subject areas.
The department has demonstrated excellent exam results with pupils achieving excellent results this year, 85% of pupils entered for GCSE Resistant Materials achieved A*-C and 83% of pupils in GCSE Hospitality achieved A*-C. The majority of pupils either met or exceeded their minimum expected level of progress.