Mr C Hicks : Subject Leader of Design Technology

Mr C Hicks

Subject Leader of Design Technology

The Team

Mrs Bowden – Teacher of Food and Nutrition
Ms Langley – Teacher of Graphics & Textiles
Mrs Longman – Teacher of Graphics
Miss Mackay – Design Technology Technician
Mr Dean – Teacher of the John Muir Award

Introduction To The Department

The aim of the Design and Technology department is to encourage students to become aware of their own creativity and develop confidence in their abilities to achieve their creative potential and through this a sense of personal curiosity, interest and well-being.
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing, and art. Students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Design & Technology is delivered through the following disciplines:

Students participate in all four disciplines throughout each year, and progress to increasing levels of challenge as they proceed through each year.