DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

In a world that is constantly changing, the place of Technology in its widest possible sense increasingly impacts on our lives. At Bishopston we aim to give our pupils as wide an experience that will best prepare them for the fast moving technological world that awaits them.

At KS3 (Years 7- 9) the course is designed to present pupils with challenging projects and modules that will provide them with an opportunity to express themselves through design solutions in a variety of materials. Pupils will experience design and make activities using traditional methods of construction as well as computer generated CAD/CAM manufacture.

At the end of each module pupils will be encouraged to evaluate their design work and make judgements against agreed criteria. They will be expected to work safely and to use their initiative to develop and enhance their design thinking.

At KS4 (Years 10-11) the following GCSE options are currently available:-

  • Textiles and Fashion Design 

  • Resistant Materials (Product Design) 

  • Systems and Control (Electronics) 

  • Food and Nutrition