Here in the Design Technology Department we work very closely with science. DT is about study, design, development, implementation, support and management of technologies. Pupils are introduced to CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) and CAD (Computer Aided Design). Design contexts range throughout different aspects of design - Architecture, Graphics, Textiles, to name just a few. It is a great subject for developing future entrepreneurs.
If you wish to progress with DT within your educational journey we offer GCSE Product design.
Why Choose DT and famous people who have succeeded with the subject?
There is a huge shortage of design technologists and product designers in the UK. They are a vital hub in driving an economy and culture. Take a look at the products you use on a daily basis, all of which originated from a designers imagination. Designers are always in great demand either in a digital or physical setting. Additionally having a good design sense is now prominent in every industry. The next generation of designers have a fantastic opportunity and responsibility to think up the next generation of user centric products.
People who are at the forefront of DT in Wales, why not research and find out more about them;
Adam Powell (1976 -)
Lucy Jones (1993 -)
BioPaxium Technologies (2014- )
Where can I progress with this subject and famous quotes
Many pupils go on after GCSE to study the subject at A level. Some then either then go straight to University or complete an Art Foundation course. The minimum requirements for the course is five GCSEs above C and at least one A level. If you do not meet those requirements, there are alternative route options.
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” –Steve Jobs
"I don't think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think." - Zaha Hadid
"Do not allow your mind to be imprisoned by majority thinking. Remember that the limits of science are not the limits of imagination." - Dr. Patricia Bath