Senior Design Technology

The design technology department aims to instill a mix of traditional skills with modern technologies and rapid prototyping. Pupils interested in design, creativity, engineering and science can combine their passions and make the most of the state-of-the-art facilities..

Equipment is situated across two workshops supported by a computer suite and a computer-aided manufacturing room featuring two 3D printers, a laser cutter and CNC mill alongside the more traditional equipment.

The department runs two popular extra-curricular activities for senior school pupils. In Greenpower, 11 – 16-year-olds are given the opportunity to design and make an electric endurance racing car capable of racing for 1.5 hours without a battery change. As part of the F1 in Schools challenge, teams of pupils research and design an aerodynamically efficient vehicle, which they then race down a 20m track. They also raise sponsorship and build a brand. The teams innovate within a strict set of rules, designing their car using 3D CAD and testing it in a smoke and virtual wind tunnel.

Every summer, the department joins forces with the art department to host an exhibition of DT work showcasing the breadth of talent across the school.

Open morning - 4 July

 

Click here to register for our summer open morning on Thursday 4 July 9-10.45am.

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