At King Edward’s pupils learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. In doing this they acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on additional disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.
1st Form and 2nd Form enjoy Design Technology (DT) as part of their core curriculum. The basic skills of all disciplines are taught in realistic problem-solving situations. Pupils are introduced to the design process, learn drawing and modelling techniques, workshop safety, and then make projects generally in wood, plastic, and metal, using hand and power tools, Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CADCAM).
3rd Form build on this and study certain aspects of the GCSE curriculum which helps decide if they want to pursue GCSE Design Technology.
Today our pupils from all year groups attended a fantastic interactive virtual workshop from the V&A in London, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. The workshop focused on 20th Century Art such as Art Deco, Modernism and Postmodernism and was led as part of the V&A’s Virtual Classroom programme. The workshop was...