Design Tech/3D Design

Design and Technology/3D Design is a practical and valuable subject covering a wide range of activities in order to develop products using a broad range of materials.

At its core is creativity and imagination. It teaches children and young people how to actively take risks, become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable.

Pupils develop a range skills using traditional making methods, industrial processes and more modern manufacturing techniques to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs.

Through the evaluation of existing products and materials, they develop a critical understanding of the impact manufacturing has on their daily lives in an ever changing world.

Aims Of The Subject

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
  • Promoting creativity and transferable skills such as problem solving and time management.


Staff Contacts

Mr O'Brien, Curriculum Leader 3D Design,

Mr Sayer, Teacher,

Mr Fox, Assistant Principal, Lapper Chapter Head,

Mr Sheppard, Technician,


KS3 DT Club allowing students to consolidate learning and practice their skills by partaking in short focused practical tasks.

KS3 Ricardo workshops. Ricardo Engineering present the basics of Aerodynamics setting the students a design challenge completed in the classroom. 

KS4 GreenPower Race Car. With its own dedicated workroom and mentors from Ricardo Engineering the team design, develop, manufacture and test component for the car in preparation for the Goodwood race day.

KS4 Studio time allowing students to develop their skills and understanding working in smaller groups with one to one tuition.

KS5 Gold Crest award. Working with Engineers from Ricardo a team of students from STEM subjects work to solve real life engineering problems.

KS5 Studio time allowing students to develop their skills and understanding working in smaller groups with one to one tuition.

Visit to Bowers and Wilkins manufacturing facility and product testing at the media centre.

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