The department design allows for three groups of up to twenty pupils to be taught simultaneously. There are two large multimedia workshops, a graphics / textiles room and ICT facilities linked to the school’s fibre-optic network within the department. Rooms are also designated for materials storage, materials preparation and a departmental office. The department places great importance on the use of ICT within the teaching of D&T. Computer Aided Design (CAD) is part of the Year 8 curriculum and we have a CAD/CAM router and a CAMM1 plotter/cutter to enable us to produce a number of graphics products. Textiles is taught throughout all age groups.
The Head of Department, Sarah Nicholl (Res. Mat. & graphics) joined the department in September 2005. Sarah has a degree in engineering and is successfully helping to introduce CAD/CAM at all levels as well as contributing in a number of ways to the development of the department. Alan Cockerill, (Res. Mat. & Graphics) joined the School in September 1998. He has a teaching degree in D&T and ten years experience in a variety of jobs outside teaching. Cara Macdonald (Textiles) joined in September 2007 as a textiles specialist with industry experience in this field. Textiles was introduced in 2004 and it has become very popular, with both boys and girls, as a GCSE and A Level option. The department has a full time technician, Colin Chandler, who also brings with him a wide range of experience and a number of interests. He is a highly skilled engineer and he not only maintains the department but also takes an active part in helping pupils with their projects.
The Lower School Curriculum
The Middle School Curriculum - GCSE
The Sixth Form Curriculum
Workshop Processess and Facilities Gallery
Lower School, GCSE and A Level Pictures.