Design and Technology (Product Design)
Design and Technology is responsible for many of the everyday products we take for granted. The subject teaches skills such as solving practical problems and understanding how products are designed and constructed. There is a balance between the theory and practical components of the course; the breadth of knowledge girls learn will be useful for many careers including engineering, design and architecture.
The first two terms of Y10 concentrate on a number of short projects such as creative graphics, metal working, product modelling, ergonomics and smart materials. These areas are taught in a practical way and integrated with a given design brief so that girls can see how to design with technology as well as understanding the theory behind it.