Exceptionally well resourced, the DT Department allows students to work in a wide range of materials on extremely varied and creative projects.
There are four full-time teachers, four fully equipped workshops and a modern gallery display area with a suite of computers. There is also a full-time technician and a newly extended storeroom. All the workshops are equipped with up-to-date machinery which enables students to design and manufacture products to the highest possible standard.
Problem solvers wanted. Inspiration, creativity and practical opportunities in abundance
Derek Farr, Head of Design & Technology
Students are encouraged to demonstrate their creative skills through a variety of different tasks and projects. They are introduced to the ‘design process’ which involves researching and analysing a need, developing a detailed specification, generating ideas, choosing and developing a viable solution, making a good quality product and evaluating the outcome. Students are given the opportunity to continue the subject and we offer Resistant Materials, Graphic Products and Electronics at GCSE and Product Design at A Level.
Design and Technology A Level course guide
The thriving Design Technology club meets weekly after school. Recent projects include National Design Competitions, Greenpower Electric Car racing, Vex Robotics and BBC2’s Robot Wars. In recent years, several Kingston Grammar School students have won highly prestigious Arkwright Scholarships designed to nurture future leaders in Engineering.
Design and Technology is embedded into the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Mathematics) subjects and provides an excellent foundation for students who go onto university to study Product Design, Engineering, Architecture and a variety of other design-based courses.
Design and Technology Information Booklet
- Head of Design and Technology, Mr D Farr
- Teacher of Design and Technology, Miss A Dion-Jones
- Teacher of Design and Technology, Mr J Halls
- Trainee Teacher of Design and Technology, Miss L Emm