Students have been working hard this half term on some fantastic projects. Year 7 have been making a safety flashing light, creating isomeric drawings, identifying electronic components and learning how to solder.
In Year 8 some of our students have been making a passive amplifier, researching their target market, producing a design brief, modelling a prototype and learning the theory behind smart materials, modern materials and energy. Others in Year 8 have been having textiles lessons and making their own designer cushions using patchwork designing and sampling, undertaking observational studies in nature, and creating explorational sample work using stencilling, couching, batik and tie dye.
Making an angle lamp was the task for Year 9 which enabled them to hone their skills by looking at their client’s needs and the environmental and social impact before creating their design brief. The students made orthographic drawings and used their CAD/CAM design and manufacturing skills.
GCSE Design and Technology allows students to study core technical and designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment. They also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth. During this last term GCSE students in Year 10 have been using their theory knowledge and practical skills to make their own style clock.
GCSE Food and Preparation Year 11 students develop knowledge and understanding of food and nutrition, improve their practical food preparation and cooking skills. Here are some fantastic examples of the food they have been preparing.
Mr J Bonney, Head of Design & Technology