Studying Design Technology at Rosewood School gives students the opportunity to work with wood, metal and plastic. New students begin by creating copper leaves and bird boxes and are able to progress to quite complicated designs for their full course GSCE. The workshop is equipped to bend and vacuum form plastic and there is also access to a wood lathe and an aluminium casting furnace.
DT gives students a sense of achievement and increased self-esteem from seeing their designs progress from drawings to actual objects. It also provides essential practical life skills and is a great groundwork for all kinds of jobs when students leave school.
In Key Stage 3, students study the national curriculum focusing on wood, metal and plastic alongside working safely with tools and equipment.
In Key Stage 4, students progress to working towards OCR full course in resistant materials. This requires the students to produce two portfolios and 2 pieces of practical coursework.