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Mill Hill School - Design technology

Design Technology

Building on previously covered skills and knowledge, Design and Technology at secondary level focuses on the use of more sophisticated resourcing, including specialist teaching environments, manufacturing equipment and a more individual approach to problem solving.

Pupils will make use of a dedicated Computer-aided manufacturing suite, a computer-aided design area containing 30 high specification machines, a spacious graphics studio, as well as an electronics lab and multi-media workshop.

Design and Technology absorbs pupils from all backgrounds, firing up their creativity as they engage with designing and making products that solve real life problems, whilst considering the needs, wants and values of identified clients.

To do this effectively, pupils will develop a good level of subject knowledge, as well as drawing on an understanding of additional disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The production of sophisticated, individually-designed, 3D practical projects forms the cornerstone of the department’s success, and many of our pupils go on to study a range of engineering courses or Product/Industrial Design at prestigious national universities.

Pupils of all ages are encouraged to participate in a wide range of competitive external involvements, such as TeenTech and Ventura challenges, as well as the Arkwright Scholarship Award. Opportunities for promoting personal achievement via extending classroom involvement, mentoring others or undertaking personal projects are offered via attendance at after school clubs and other regular activities, and pupil engagement is celebrated through the DT Ambassador Scheme.