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Design & Technology

Philosophy

Design and Technology is all about providing opportunities for students to develop their capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products.

Secondary Design and Technology at Warblington School introduces increasingly sophisticated resources, including dedicated teaching environments, computer aided designing and manufacturing equipment, with specialist teaching across the subject areas of Food, Graphic Products and 3D Design.

Curriculum

Key Stage 3

The Curriculum Area has recently adopted the Design and Technology programme of study for Key Stage 3 using attainment targets.  In Years 7 and 8 students are engaged in a series of exciting practical projects across three specialist areas, comprising: Food, Graphic Products and 3D Design.

In Year 9 students enjoy a “taster” of GCSE projects across Food, Graphic Products and 3D Design.  We believe this gives excellent grounding for KS4 and a deeper understanding of the GCSE options during this transitional year.

Key Stage 4
All students are offered the opportunity to study GCSE courses in Graphics, Food & Nutrition and 3D Design.  Childcare is also available as an option choice for selected students.

Facilities

Five refurbished, dedicated workshops comprising:

  • Food Technology Room with interactive whiteboard sponsored by Kenwood.
  • Graphics Suite including 8 networked computers, interactive whiteboards, plotter cutter and laser cutter.
  • Access to ICT suites.
  • Design Workshop with interactive whiteboard and computer aided design and computer aided manufacture equipment.
  • Textiles Room with interactive whiteboard, sewing machines and all other appropriate textiles resources.