Design Technology Department
Design Technology Department
“Whether you are designing textiles to cope with hostile environments, a new medical instrument for the latest keyhole surgery techniques or a leaflet to explain the use of emergency evacuation procedures, it’s all about making things work better. And how do you make things work better? Well, that’s the fun bit. Design Technology involves experimenting and trying things out.”
— SIR JAMES DYSON

Our Aims

The main aim of the Design Technology Department is to develop creative problem solvers. Being able to adapt and modify to given situations is an incredibly important skill in a rapidly changing world, where the ability to think on your feet and make decisions is greatly desired. We want to teach our students to be resourceful, resilient and be able to think “outside of the box”.

We also feel it is important to develop our students’ skill sets, by ensuring that they get the opportunity to design and make products. We want them to be able to use an array of equipment, from traditional hand-tools, to modern Computer Aided Manufacture. We also want them to be able to communicate their ideas effectively by using a wide range of graphical communication techniques, from hand drawn sketches to Computer Aided Design.

Our Curriculum

Students are encouraged to be creative problem-solvers during their Design Technology lessons. Through designing and making, our students learn a range of skills, from 3D sketching to the manipulation of materials in the workshop. We place a high emphasis on preparing our students for the modern world by incorporating modern technology into lessons, such as laser-cutting and 3D printing. At Sri KDU International School, we deliver resistant materials, graphics, textiles, CAD CAM and electronics.

At Key Stage 4, Design Technology is a thriving and popular subject, with results being well above the world average. The students are required to design and create a confectionary or fragrance product packaging, logo and finally the display stand that goes with it, as part of the course work for IGCSE. We also teach them a wide range of traditional drawing and sketching techniques to industrial standards, in preparation for the exam.