This course allows students to study the core technical, designing and making principles, including the design processes, working with different materials and equipment. It teaches students to take risks, be more innovative and aware of the world around them.
Students are given the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making, problem solving and responding to design briefs and problems. The coursework design and make task, builds up creativity, problem solving and is assessed holistically and includes investigating problems, generating design ideas, Computer aided modelling, making their solution and evaluating. All skills which are desirable for employers.
Students learn about the following STEM topics through practical theory based activities, the new and emerging technologies, energy generation and storage, developments in new materials, systems approach to designing, mechanical devices, materials and their working properties. The external exam is worth 50%.
For further information speak to your Design and Technology teacher.