Design & Technology

Design & Technology

This course is designed to encourage students to take a broad view of design and technology, to develop their capacity to design and make products and to appreciate the complex relations between design, materials, manufacture and marketing. Students are given the opportunity to develop their creative, technical and practical skills through a series of distinct product investigation, product design and manufacturing activities.

Units include:

Materials, Components and Application

Students should develop an understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of a broad range of materials and components. They should understand why these are used in specific applications with particular emphasis on the life-cycle of products including manufacture, use and disposal.

Learning Through Designing and Making

This is a design-and-make unit where knowledge of the subject is applied to the design and making of the students’ own projects.

Design and Manufacture

The evolution, selection and application of materials for the manufacture of modern products. How the use and conservation of both energy and raw materials affect the selection and application of materials for the production and function of products today.

Design and Making Practice

This is a design-and-make unit where knowledge of the subject is applied to the design and manufacture of students’ own projects. The project will include context and objectives; plan of action and clarification of the problem; development of the design proposal; manufacture/modelling; conclusions, evaluations and recommendations; and communication and presentation.

Why study Design & Technology at LCS?

This course requires students to engage in both practical and theoretical study,  developing core technical skills and specialist knowledge.  You will learn how to take social, moral, spiritual and cultural values into consideration through your design and manufacture.

The transferable skills you will acquire include: thinking innovatively and open to taking design risks; working collaboratively to develop and refine ideas; responding to feedback from users, peers and expert practitioners; critical thinking when assessing different options; understanding the needs, wants and values of potential customers and clients; and the ability to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the whole process from design to prototype, manufacture and commercialisation.


Lichfield Cathedral School by Numbers

656 Year the diocese of Lichfield was founded
9 Plastercine models made in our Live & Learn Together animation workshop
1981 Year school took on the new name ‘Lichfield Cathedral School’
10 Lessons in the school day