Design and Technology

The Design and Technology Department at King Edwards is a vibrant and inspiring place in which to work.

The atmosphere is one of busy and purposeful activity where pupils are encouraged to be creative and to expand their experience and knowledge. The department is a modern well resourced centre for excellence in design and technology within which students are encouraged to participate.

The department comprises; two multi-material workshops, a dedicated textiles room, an IT based “clean” room and staffing and materials preparation rooms. All staff in the department work together, share ideas, expertise and experiences. Experimentation and interaction between staff ensures that the department remains a creative, innovative space.

The Department is well equipped with a wide variety of materials, machinery and processes available. There is full technical support from the department technician for both staff and students.

From their First Year, students follow a course that teaches them design and evaluative skills.  In addition to graphic skills they will manufacture in wood, metal and textiles.

To learn more about Design & Technology at King Edward VI School, watch the below video from Head of Department, Mr Barker.