The Design Craft Technology course has been designed for students with an interest in craft and can be delivered in a variety of ways. Examples of projects could include wood crafts, product design, fashion and textiles, floristry, garment making, 2D and 3D visual communication, stained glass, etc.
There are a range of teachers who deliver Design Craft lessons to our Year 9,10 and 11 students. They are:
On the Design Craft course students will have access to the Mac suite, these computers have specialist Graphics software which students will be trained to use. Photoshop can be used throughout projects to edit and manipulate images and drawings to meet the brief. Pupils can also access an extensive range of tools and machinery in the workshops to support their study of Product Design. The students also have access to the use of the laser cutter and 3D printer to develop Computer Aided Design skills
The main aims of this qualification are to help students to:
- develop a wider understanding of craft, which spans the vocational sectors
- develop research and planning skills and then evaluate their own work throughout the design process
- use a range materials, tools and equipment in a safe and competent manner to produce 3D outcomes of 2D design ideas
- develop skills and techniques in the use of craft materials
- develop an understanding of enterprise skills that a successful enterprising individual should have
There are a range of support sessions that run at lunchtime and after school for pupils in all of the three key stages. Additional support classes are available for all students before they sit GCSE/ Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. Students can also drop in during enrichment time for homework support for each key stage that are supervised by subject specialists.