View our Gallery below to see some examples of the excellent work that goes on in Art and DT.
Students from our Middle and Secondary school have the opportunity to visit our department each week and are becoming familiar with a range of tools, equipment, and materials and how to work with them safely in a workshop environment. This builds on their cross curricular skills of literacy to broaden their key terminology. They apply their numeracy skills with accurate measuring marking and working to scale. They also use their creativity with short design projects to build practical skills to improve dexterity and independence and knowledge of the wider world.
They enhance their existing knowledge to explore new processes and materials within a context of design periods in history and the advent of new technology.
In 2016/17 we introduced an Ed EXCEL BTEC Level 1 construction award. It covers two units - Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction and Developing carpentry skills. Students become prepared for life as an apprentice and /or a career within the building industry. This is very useful in conjunction with work experience placements that we offer.