“Design Technology should be the subject where mathematical brain-boxes and science whizz kids turn their bright ideas into useful products.”
– James Dyson
Links to many other subjects such as Music, English, Maths, Science and Art.
Pupils study a wide range of topics and enjoy designing and making their own products.
Encouragement to discuss ideas and support each other whilst suggesting improvements.
There are two periods of Art or Design Technology each week.
Design Technology is a subject that transforms; pupils learn about designing solutions to improve people’s lives, they are able to make better decisions, they understand more about the impact of products on the world.
Pupils enjoy a variety of techniques under a number of topics:
Food Glorious Food:
- Construct a class scarecrow
- Make bread and sandwiches
- Construct a favourite food plate
If You Go Down to the Woods:
- Christmas Card
- Sewing on felt
A Knight in Shining Armour:
- Design and make a castle
Splish! Splash! Splosh!
- Make a pirate with moving parts
- Build a shelter
- Create some Stone Age tools
- Research wheels and axles
- Create toys
Follow the Dragon:
- Investigate, design and make: Chinese New Year project
To Infinity and Beyond:
- Food technology
- Investigating levers
- Make a shadoof
Greek Design and Architecture
- Making temples
Viking Art and Design
- Viking longhouses
Cams & Moving Animals
Putting together an electric circuit for movement
A look at Victorian toys
Beyond the Preparatory School
The Art Department at our Senior School encourages all ages to work together, giving both staff and pupils the freedom to be totally creative and uninhibited from Key Stage 3 through to A Levels. The Department enjoys ongoing success with 100% A*-C grades at A Level, specialist subject teachers on hand to offer advice and exhibitions in the local community. Pupils can choose from a range of specialisms including Fine Art, Graphics, Textiles and Photography.
Find out more about our rich and varied Senior School Art Curriculum.
Food Technology is also a popular subject at Senior School; find out more.
Outside the Classroom
We are proud of our co-curricular offering; pupils have the opportunity to attend a number of Art Clubs.