Design technology, offered at both Standard and Higher Level, aims to develop responsible, considerate, highly skilled and internationally minded designers and engineers. A practical approach is taken to reinforce pupils’ understanding of the topics covered and to enable them to design, develop and manufacture high-quality outcomes.
Boys will gain a high technological and scientific understanding of how products work, as well as how they are designed, developed and manufactured. They will also continue to develop their awareness of how products affect society on a personal, social, moral, economic and environmental level, as well as an appreciation of global issues and how international designers and engineers are addressing these. As well as topics being brought to life through industrial visits, pupils spend a weekend at the Centre for Alternative Technology, living in one of their eco-cabins.
Former pupils have gone on to study engineering at some of the very best universities in the country including Oxford and Cambridge.