Design and Technology Facilities

Design & Technology Department, next door to the Popham Centre

The Design and Technology department is contained in a purpose built building and is divided into the following areas:

Exhibition space

The department has two exhibition spaces where GCSE and A-level coursework are displayed throughout the year. Both foyer to the department and the new space in the Popham centre are well worth a visit.

Exhibition space - Popham CentreExhibition space - Popham Centre

Exhibition space - DT FoyerExhibition space - DT Foyer

The Classroom

The classroom is an ideal area for the teaching of theory using the most up to date resources and an interactive whiteboard. The classroom also provides a perfect area for designing with large desks and a bank of computers equipped with CAD software.

Classroom

CAD/CAM area

Another bank of computers is used to control the latest CAM machines; a 3D router and a CAMM1 for cutting packaging nets and stickers.

CAD/CAM

Main Workshop

The main workshops is equipped with a variety of machines including plastics equipment, metal and wood lathes, a forge, a milling machine, pillar drills, fret saws, a full range of hand tools and a specific sanding area.  All machines meet health and safety guidelines are checked on a weekly basis.

DT WorkshopDT Workshop

DT WorkshopDT Workshop

Sanding Room

Garage

The garage currently houses the departments Triumph Spitfire which is undergoing major restoration.

Garage

Large Project Area

During the Spring term this area is fully utilised to accommodate the larger projects that are being made for both GCSE and A-level coursework.

Large Project Area

Welding Area

The welding area contains MIG, TIG and ARC welders and also a plasma cutter.

Welding Area

Spray Booth

The spray booth is used extensively for both composites work and for the spraying of both models and finished pieces of coursework.

Spray Booth