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Design and Technology

Welcome to Design & Technology

“The best way to predict the future is to design it”.
- American architect Richard Buckminster-Fuller.

This quote has become the ethos of design & technology at CCCS and is echoed in the work that the students produce. Design & technology is all around us, every product or service that we use has been designed in some way. It is designers and engineers who make the world what it is today. Design & technology is not just a ‘creative’ subject it’s cross-curricular. It goes hand-in-hand with other subjects including science, mathematics, art and design and information technology, Humanities and Economics.

At CCCS design and technology is the subject that students enjoy most because they have the opportunity to have fun in a different classroom environment whilst completing activities which involve analysing, designing, modelling, manufacturing and evaluating a range of different products, whilst using a range of different tools, equipment and machinery including Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM).

The department is housed within the design technology block consisting of three workshops and a computer suite with 16 computers.  In addition to the standard machines found in design technology workshops the department also has an A0 scale full-colour printer and laser cutter.

The subject team consists of four members of staff all who have different qualities, strengths and experiences that they bring to the department to enhance the learning environment.

Miss Claire Brennan – Head of resistant materials and graphics.
Claire has been head of department since September 2013.
BA hons Design & Technology - Middlesex University.

Mr Julian Teece – Teacher of resistant materials and product design, head of year 11 also in charge of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.
Julian has been at the school since September 1991 and was previously Head of the technology faculty until he took on the role of head of year.
BEd Goldsmiths College/University.

Mrs Maria Warren – Teacher of resistant materials, graphics and cooking & nutrition.
Maria has been at the school since September 2013.

Mr John Stacey - Department technician.
John has been at the school since September 2014 and prior to becoming a technician worked for BT in a variety of different roles.

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