Year 7 and 8

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Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

In Year 7 and 8 students follow a carousel system of projects (which includes lessons in Food Preparation and Nutrition), taught by our multi- skilled staff team. They work with a variety of materials and processes to become increasingly confident designers, makers and problem solvers. Students have access to an increasingly wide range of tools, equipment and up to date machinery.  Our workshops and CAD/CAM suite are spacious and well equipped. We provide an excellent environment in which to explore, learn and innovate.

To view more of our students’ work please click here (link coming soon).

James Dyson engineering and science challenges have been attempted at home by some of our students.  To see their investigations please click here.

At the end of Year 8, students are asked to choose between continuing with either Design and Technology or Food Preparation and Nutrition for their Year 9 programme of study.  Please click on the image below for a further explanation of these choices.

Year 8 Preferences

Name Date  
Dyson photos 17th June 2020 Download >
Year 8 DT FPN Preference 2020 19th June 2020 Download >