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Design and technology A Level at Camborne Science and International Academy

Course description

Pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems to meet human needs. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team. Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities and draw on the local ethos, community and wider world, pupils identify needs and opportunities. They respond with ideas, products and systems, challenging expectations where appropriate. They combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. As they do so, they evaluate present and past Design and Technology, and its uses and effects. Pupils develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.

Design & Technology is housed in state of the art purpose built accommodation which opened in 2005. Nine specialist rooms provide excellent facilities for the delivery of Product Design, Food Technology, Catering, Textiles Technology, Construction, Graphic Products, Engineering and Construction. Central to the faculty is a large atrium area which is ideal for group presentations and group design work as well as technological challenge activities and guest speakers. We benefit from extensive ICT equipment and facilities including two laser cutters and a CNC router both of which are fully integrated into programmes of study across the age range we teach.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Camborne Science and International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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