Design

Within Create, it is our intention that over the course of our 5 year curriculum, we want students to be secure in the core skills of team work, communication, co-operation and empathy. We aim to inspire our students to become reflective and creative individuals who have the confidence to explore and question the world around them and build a love of creativity.

Everything we use in life has been designed by someone with an artistic eye, by people who are risk takers, experimenters who are not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.

Our aim is to develop curious, confident young people who learn through doing, who are introduced to a vibrant range of activities and cultural experiences covering a broad spectrum of styles and genres. 

We wish for our students to have an awareness of the ways in which their creativity can be used professionally, laying the foundations for a career. 

In Year 7 students study:

How to respond to an artist

Cad Cam design - designing a keyring

3D Printing and modelling to create products

In Year 8 students study:

Package design

Casting from moulds

Product development

Presenting a final product

In Year 9 students study:

Cultural impact on design

Model design and construction

Responding to a designer

In Year 10 students follow the Edexcel GCSE Art and Design GCSE Course. Topics covered are:

Historical design movments

Designing and constructing in a given style

Construction to a personal brief

In Year 10 students follow the Edexcel GCSE Art and Design GCSE Course. Topics covered are:

Experimenting with materials

Developing designs

Construction skills

Completion of final piece to an externally prescribed project