Welcome to the Design Technology Department'Design and Technology is about making things that people want and that work well. Creating these things is hugely exciting: it is an inventive, fun activity.' (James Dyson, Chairman, Dyson Ltd)
Design and Technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow's rapidly changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve their quality of life. The subject calls for pupils to become creative problem solvers, as individuals as well as part of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products and systems. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past technology, its uses and effects. Through Design & Technology, all pupils can become discriminating and informed users of products and develop the ability to innovate.