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Design & Technology

Designing a product and seeing it as a 3D outcome is exciting.

Head of Design Technology and Textiles: Mrs C McCafferty, HND CertEd MlfL QTLS

Teacher of Engineering & 3D Design : Mr A McNaughton, BA (Hons), Wales

Design & Technology

At Luckley, we offer Design & Technology and Art Textiles at GCSE and  Textiles Design and Three Dimensional Design at A Level.

If you study any of the courses in Design and Technology you will have the opportunity to analyse the demands of a target market and design and make products which match a particular need. The world of Design has many career opportunities and the GCSE and A Level courses give you the basic skills to take forward into an exciting and fulfilling career.



Design & Technology GCSE and A Level

Textiles A Level

A level Textiles Design is a versatile course that involves the creation, selection, manipulation and application of a range of materials and processes in order to produce fabrics and products for different purposes. You will work in an exploratory way to create ideas, concepts, materials and techniques for different purposes such as; fashion items, accessories and clothing for film/theatre, technological innovation, Interior design, fine textile art, soft sculpture and wall hangings.

3D Design A Level

The 3D Design A level is an engaging, creative course that enables students to explore a wide range of materials and processes to design and make three-dimensional outcomes. The outcomes can be decorative or functional pieces which could include architecture, furniture or set design, functional products or sculptures utilising a wide range of materials where students are encouraged to experiment and problem solve. Starting points include nature, architectural and man-made structures. Further studies may also include shape, form, surface and texture.

Art Textiles GCSE

The Art Textiles qualification covers the following disciplines: Constructed textiles, digital textiles, dyed fabrics, printed fabrics, fashion design, installed textiles, soft furnishings and stitched/embellished textiles.

Work produced for this qualification endeavours to extend your language and manipulation of textile materials in order to give form to your thinking and enable you to effectively communicate feelings, meanings and ideas. The course will help you to visualise your way of seeing the world through the investigation of set themes, that also encourages analytical and experimental skills.

Design & Technology GCSE

If you have a keen interest in Engineering, you will enjoy studying GCSE Design Technology. Designing a product and seeing it as a 3D outcome is exciting. Design and Technology enables pupils to work creatively when designing and making, learning how to apply technical and practical expertise. You will develop a working knowledge of a wide range of materials and components appropriate to modelling, prototyping and manufacturing. You will learn about design and market influences, economic factors, processes and manufacture, environmental issues and the use of ICT in relation to the manufacturing of material products. You will be able to recognise the contribution you can make to the environment through careful consideration and selection of sustainable resources.