OBA Design Technology Subject Team are committed to planning, developing and delivering a curriculum which provides students with the broadest possible range of opportunities. At the heart of this is the desire to deliver a curriculum which has creativity at its core. Students are encouraged to develop their resilience in the solving of real world problems leading to the production of high quality outcomes. This is achieved through imaginative teaching and learning through applied learning opportunities that embraces new technologies in our rapidly changing world, whilst retaining the best of traditional practices used in industry. Above all we aim to encourage a respectful, creative and innovative atmosphere, which allows students to take risks and experiment in a safe and positive environment, all of which is underpinned by secure knowledge and understanding.
OBA’s Design Technology curriculum seeks to promote an educational culture which is scientific, technological and vocational within the applied learning framework of the school. In addition, this Department aims to provide the excellent practical technological, scientific and communication skills needed by our manufacturing and service industries. Thus ensuring that our pupils will be well-educated and technologically skilled, ready and able to progress into employment, further training or higher education according to their individual aptitudes and ambitions.
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.