5 GCSEs A*-C, including one in a DT/art-based subject.


This course will give you a good grounding in both design work and a good knowledge of manufacturing.
Through studying design technology you will also develop additional skills valued by employers and universities including: team working, developing imagination, innovation and air and entrepreneurial, problem-solving and technological skills.


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What will I study?

This course gives you the chance to get creative and innovative as you develop your product design skills and learn about the complex relationships between design, materials, manufacturing and marketing as you cover all aspects of the design process.

You will explore new technologies and look at how the latest innovations are being used in the next generation of products. You will carry out a major design project, producing a design portfolio and a nal product.

Units include advanced innovation challenge, product study, design, producing and evaluating and product design.

Why study Design and Technology?

If your strengths are in creativity and innovation then Design Technology could be for you.

This is an exciting and challenging curriculum where you will have access to a range of materials and technologies and encouraged to apply your learning to designing your own product while looking at the impact that product design has on society, and learning about industrial processes and practices.

The key focus of this course is on resistant materials.

Where will this course lead me?

You could go onto university to study a wide range of degree courses in areas such as medicine, veterinary science, pharmacology, chemical engineering, biochemistry and environmental science.

You could have a starting point in careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, forensic science, and chemical engineering, the food industry, nursing, radiography, pharmacy, and research.