"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
“Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.” (Paul Klee, Artist)
Design & Technology provides opportunities for learners to develop an awareness of the nature and significant importance of Design & Technology in a rapidly changing society. Learners are able to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of those activities that are involved in designing and making. The department provides learners with safe, stimulating and orderly working environment so they can strive to reach their full potential.
Art and Design is an interesting and challenging subject which is intended to help learners to respond to their own experiences, environment and culture using a variety of media. A strong emphasis is placed upon drawing skills, particularly from observation, as this underpins the whole of the art and design process.
All learners study Art at KS3 and have the option to take GCSE Art & Design at KS4. We currently follow the Edexcel GCSE 5AD02
GCSE Art & Design learners work in a range of materials and processes, e.g. , drawing, sculpture, construction, relief, collage, printing and digital imagery, so as to develop an understanding not only of the technical and practical requirements of the medium, but also a critical awareness of artists and designers, past and present, working in similar materials. The GCSE is awarded on the production of two distinct coursework units and the satisfactory completion of a controlled examined unit at the end of the course.