For years 7, 8 and 9, lessons rotate to enable students to experience Food and Nutrition and Design Technology for part of the school year.
This foundation course is designed to provide all pupils with a range of designing, making and evaluating skills using ICT.
An introduction to Design Technology
Design and making principles
Computer Aided Design and Manufacture
We have a new modern Design and Technology workshop that comprises traditional woodworking tools and machinery as well as modern computer-aided manufacturing machinery such as Laser and Vinyl cutters and a 3D Printer. Pupils will be introduced to these technologies during Key Stage 3 so they can gain a better understanding of modern manufacturing. It is hoped that the topics and projects undertaken at KS3 will help develop a passion for the subject and give them the key skills and understanding to help them, should they opt to carry on studying Design Technology for GCSE and A Level.
At Queen’s we have tried to develop a workshop environment where health and safety is paramount and pupils can learn how to select and use appropriate tools and machinery independently and with confidence.