Design & Technology

Design and Technology

In Design and Technology at GIS, students combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs and enhance the quality of our lives.

Design & Technology at Garden International School

Students learn to use current technologies while also keeping an open mind to consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and to intervene when there’s an opportunity to improve the quality of life. Problems are solved as individuals as well as as members of a team. Students are taught to develop their design and technology capability by combining their designing and making skills with their knowledge and understanding – this in order to design and make real products with real-life benefits.

Design and Technology at GIS boasts a large, well-equipped, open-plan area, which allows students’ inspiration to flow freely and which provides them with ample room for creative flexibility. Students work with a range of materials including woods, metals and plastics. Working with industry-standard machinery, software and hardware, students are equipped with skills required to succeed in modern design, manufacturing and engineering industries – skills required for the future of our world and in particular for our future leaders.

The GIS Design and Technology curriculum is based around authentic learning, and we work with a wide range of local and international companies to contextualise design and making tasks to thus highlight the importance of design and technology in everyday life.

At GCSE and A-Level we follow the EDEXCEL examination boards for Design Technology and Product Design.

GIS’ Design and Technology team is also very lucky to have a professional Designer-in-Residence, who is able to share his work with students and is a valuable resource for all students to get through-provoking and important feedback on their own work!

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