Falinge Park High School

Opening Doors; Unlocking Potential

Design & Technology

Mr P. Cloran – Subject Lead Design & Technology

Welcome to Design and Technology. We are made up of five subject areas:  Electronic ProductsEngineeringFood Technology, Product Design, Resistant Materials and Textiles and Mrs J Richmond is our Head of Design and Technology.

Our vision is for all students to design and make a wide range of high quality products to suit the needs of a diverse range of users, using a variety of material areas including woods, metals, plastics, textiles, food, electronics and graphics. In doing so they will improve their abilities to work both independently and as part of a team, and will develop their problem-solving skills. They will demonstrate that they can work safely with a wide range of equipment that includes our cutting-edge CAD/CAM facilities in addition to the more traditional hand tools and machines. The design contexts given to students will provide them with opportunities to widen their social, moral and cultural understanding of the world and throughout, students will gain an understanding of environmental issues and how designers, technologists and engineers will play a vital role in the sustainable development of the planet.