DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY
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CGi Technology Challenge - June 2013
Every June, eight Year 9, Design & Technology students from the Grammar School are invited to take part in the CGi Technology Challenge that involves Secondary students from throughout the Bailiwick.
This year, the challenge was to produce a device that showed "fly-by-wire" and pop a water filled balloon over a willing States Deputie's head! The guest for the day was Robert Lewellyn (Kryton in "Red Dwarf", "Scrapheap Challenge", "How do they do it?", "Carpool").
A great time was had by all and the devices really really "flew" down the course.
Year 8 Cross-curricular Project June 2013
D&T, Art & Science co-operated with a number of other subjects in a 2 day "off timetable" project with Year 8. The theme was "The Island Games" and we made Football Rattles and Train Whistles with nearly 100 students. The Art department then encouraged the Year 8s to decorate their products and the Science Department tested the frequency of the sound produced using a variety of equipment.
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The Graphic Products and Resistant Materials areas are situated around a pleasant and stimulating courtyard on the entrance level of the school. Whilst the Food and Textiles rooms enjoy a rural outlook on the same level. The department boasts six well equipped work areas enabling a wide variety of different skills and materials to be experienced.
"Within the department we believe that Design and Technology should be a dynamic and exciting option that can provide one of the most valuable learning experiences in the school curriculum. "
Throughout Key Stage 3 all students, irrespective of gender, experience courses in Resistant Materials, Food, Textiles and Graphics, where the emphasis is not only on ‘designing’ but also the production of quality practical outcomes. The use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) is also actively encouraged in order to help produce high quality work.
GCSE Courses are followed in Food & Nutrition, Resistant Materials and Graphic Products.
Whilst at A-Level, Resistant Materials and Graphic Products courses are currently offered.