The D & T Department:

  • Miss L J Abazi
  • Miss H Crighton
  • Mrs M Fusco

 

Design & Technology at Goffs

 

Design and technology is about inventing practical solutions to problems through imaginative thinking. Learners use a range of tools, materials, skills and techniques to explore, design and make products and systems that meet human needs. Working in stimulating contexts they engage in a continuous course of personal development, learning to use today's technologies so they can participate in developing tomorrow's.

 
In D and T at Goffs we aim to provide all pupils with a stimulating ‘hands on’ experience of a wide range of D and T materials and skills.  Each pupil is encouraged to develop their talents and achieve their potential in a safe and supportive environment.
The staff work closely as a team, meeting regularly to develop relevant courses and skills which meet the needs of our students.
 
Curriculum
Key Stage 3
Year 7 & Year 8 Students have one lesson per fortnight in Food and one lesson per fortnight in either Product Design or Textiles
 
Key Stage 4 - Year 9 to Year 11
 
GCSE courses are offered in each technology; please see individual subject tab
 
Year 12 & Year 13
 
We run a full suite of A level  ‘Product Design’ endorsed courses in ‘Textiles’ and ‘Graphics with 3D’ (AQA) and A Level Food Technology (EDEXEL) these are popular with excellent results & many of our students go on to study Design courses at University.
 
Each material area has prefects who play an important role in the smooth running of the department, helping out in lower school lessons, preparing resources and mentoring individual GCSE pupils.
 
Facilities
 
The department is housed in specialist workshops in one block providing 2 Food rooms, 2 Textiles rooms, 2 fully equipped wood and metal workshops, one with a modern hearth / forge plus a specialist ICT and CAD / CAM room. There is  a central staff resources room.
 
Each teacher has responsibility for one workshop where they deliver the majority of their lessons.