Senior School Design and Technology builds on the skills and knowledge children have already learnt at junior school. It leverages increasingly sophisticated resources, including dedicated teaching environments, manufacturing equipment and specialist teaching. As students progress through this phase, they may be given the opportunity to focus on specific aspects of the subject such as product design, food technology, engineering, systems and control, electronics, textiles and graphics. However, at its core, is creativity and imagination. Students learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. To do this effectively, they will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on additional disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
At CIS we are predominantly working with Resistant Materials (wood, metals, plastics and smart materials) with some Graphics as the GCSE exam is based on designing and working with Resistant Materials. In the future we hope to offer textiles with some systems and control (electronics).
Programmes of study and other important information about D&T can be found on the Student Intranet. Login here to access them.