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Art, Design and Technology

The Art, Design and Technology Faculty is the creative hub of the school that provides the opportunities needed to express and develop creativity.   Students explore and work with a range of media and materials through focussed and practical activities. 

Students are taught in well-equipped specialist rooms that combine both traditional and modern techniques.   Projects incorporated the use of hand crafted skills through to machine based construction, including the use of a 3D printer and laser cutter.

Independent study is an essential element of the Faculty and we use ICT extensively.  The schools runs enrichment activities and trips, which are used to develop students’ understanding of the wider, working context of Art, Design and Technology.

At Key Stage 3 students rotate every ten weeks to experience a different media and material area as well as being taught how to work with a broad range of processes.   Design and Technology incorporates Food, Graphics, Product Design, Electronics and Textiles. Art incorporates observational drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and 3D model making.   Students are taught to combine their designing and making skills with the knowledge and understanding they gain to produce inspirational and expressive final outcomes.

At Key Stage 4 students are offered the opportunity to study Art and a Design Technology course that specialises in either Food or Product Design.

Key Stage 5 students can continue to develop their creative awareness in Product Design, Fine Art and Photography.

Many students continue to study Art and Design related subjects at university and develop successful careers in these fields.