Design and technology

Why study design and technology?

Design and technology teaches students how to design and make products from a range of different materials. The aim of the course is to challenge students to develop innovation, flair and entrepreneurial skills.

This course suits students who enjoy designing and making. Students are encouraged to combine a range of materials including timbers, metals, plastics, packaging and textiles materials to construct a final solution. This course develops a wide range of skills that include ICT, CAD (computer aided design) and CAM. Design and Technology also uses specialist technology, machinery and equipment that is being used in industry

What will I learn?

Students can specialise in different areas including:

  • 3D design
  • graphics and architecture
  • textiles
  • packaging
  • fashion design

How will I be assessed?

  • Examination
  • Controlled assessment task

Future pathways and careers

  • Further education and higher education courses in a range of design and technology subjects
  • Industrial design
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, advertising or sales
  • Architecture
  • Interior and sustainable design

Examination board

AQA

For more information on engineering, contact Mrs Carefoot via email: vcarefoot@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk

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