Design and Technology

Course ID
A Level (Design & Technology) and GCSE (Design & Technology)

Introduction to Design and Technology

Design & Technology at Wolverhampton Grammar School is a very practical and hands on discipline. It is multi-disciplinary in its approach with links with other academic departments including History, Art, Maths and Physics.

The department is housed in a purpose built block within Wolverhampton Grammar School with a Design Studio, CAD/CAM Modelling Suite and Workshop. The department also makes use of the latest technology to ensure students are able to explore their design ideas to the full.

Students develop a theoretical and working knowledge of woods, metals, plastics, composites and other materials. As students progress through GCSE and A Level they develop key skills and knowledge around product design and manufacture as well as sustainability and systems control.

This practical subject also includes opportunities to visit exhibitions, manufacturers and leading universities including the Big Bang Fair and EES Residential at the University of Birmingham. Students are also encouraged to become engaged in design and technology through extra-curricular activities and clubs including Entech and STEM.

A number of students with support from the department have been awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarships. The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship is a national award where Year 11 students are invited to undertake a rigorous selection process. The award supports students through their A Levels to encourage them to pursue Engineering or technical Design at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship and to take up careers in the field.

Existing parents can use the Parent Portal to learn more about the curriculum for this discipline.

Prospective parents and students can also contact the School’s Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris by telephone: 01902 421326 or email: to learn more about how we teach subjects within this discipline.

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