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Design Technology

Inspiring students to develop their innovative and creative capacities


Design and Technology is an exciting course at Monkton. This large department can be found next door to Art and Photography and has its very own ICT suite, fully equipped to cater of a range of design styles and preferences. This course provides opportunities for students to develop an eclectic mix of skills and knowledge centred on designing and making tangible products through an iterative design cycle. Students will learn how to communicate their design ideas using 3D modelling and graphical techniques including marker pen rendering and computer imaging. Uniquely, the course requires them to be able to plan and schedule the making of their product taking into account production methods and health and safety considerations.

A level: Product Design and Three Dimensional Design.

This is a subject that reflects the demands of a truly modern and evolving society. A  subject that enables students to apply themselves and gives them the skills to succeed in their chosen pathway. Through the selection, design and manufacture of a range of prototypes in year twelve students will be able to recognise design needs and develop an understanding of how current global issues, including integrating technology, impacts on today’s world.

Product Design will develop the confidence to innovate and produce creative design solutions as they develop their own design brief with a client/end user. We have chosen to work with the same exam board at all levels to ensure clear progression of knowledge, understanding and design/making skills, so that students will have a coherent experience of moving from the breadth of the GCSE to the specialisation depth of A level and beyond.

Three Dimensional Design  offers students the ability to develop their innovative and creative proficiency through designing and making high quality products. This course will introduce students to a variety of experiences that explore a range of three-dimensional media, processes and techniques. They will be exposed to both traditional and new media, and encouraged to explore the use of drawing for different purposes, using a variety of methods and media on a variety of scales. Students will use sketchbooks with journals to underpin their work over their final year, and are required to submit a portfolio of work, followed a period of controlled assessment within the exam project at the end of the course.

Both course will inspire students to develop their innovative and creative capacities through designing and making high quality products. It will give students an appreciation of the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing both historically and in the present day. This course also offers opportunities for project management and a clear insight into sustainability and the role we all have when designing, manufacturing, using and disposing of everyday products

Next Steps…

To arrange a visit, or for any other enquiries regarding admissions at the Senior School, please contact our Head of Admissions, Mrs Carole Heritage on 01225 721 133

To arrange a visit, or any other enquiries at the Pre-Prep and Prep please contact our Deputy Heads of Admissions Nicky Davis or Katie Hiscott on 01225 831 238.

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