“An interest in ideas is a sign of human life. People are fascinated by what the future is going to be – and the future is going to be an accumulation of ideas”Thomas Heatherwick

Bromley High School offers an exciting, progressive and practical course in which students explore the modern and evolving world of technology through research, design, manufacture and testing.

Students are challenged to apply iterative design techniques to real world problems and encouraged at every stage of the curriculum to be creative, innovative, enterprising and resourceful. The facilities at Bromley High School offer opportunities to integrate CNC laser cutting, 3D printing, Adobe Creative Cloud and 3D CAD modelling within coursework portfolios.

Years 7 – 9

Maintaining a diverse range of projects allows the girls to develop their interest in areas including architecture, electronics, jewellery making, graphic design and engineering. At each step of their journey they will gain a wealth of knowledge and experience, developing a curiosity for the world of design. Whenever possible projects are linked to companies and real life situations. Our students are encouraged to think differently, work as a team, share ideas and explore their creativity.

GCSE

GSCE Design Technology is a popular option choice. The subject develops design, ICT and engineering skills – asking pupils to figure out how things work and find practical uses for scientific discoveries.

Design and Technology links Maths and Science through our STEM program, challenging students to consider ways to apply new ideas to a diverse range of problems.

Computer Aided Design and CNC manufacturing develop student expectations and their understanding of industry standard software. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are utilised to communicate and market their ideas. SketchUp enables students to model their design ideas in 3D throughout their development. 3D printers help to create prototypes and our CNC laser cutter provides additional opportunities to develop and model three dimensional outcomes. Students have access to two workshops, a design studio equipped with chrome books and computers and CAD/CAM resource.

50% of the qualification is assessed through design coursework. The written examination tests understanding of areas including materials, environmental concerns and manufacturing processes.

Co-Curricular

Our design students have been recognised through the Arkwright Scholarship Trust and national competitions including Design Ventura led by The Design Museum. Trade events, including 100% Design, offer students the chance to speak and network with design professionals. New Designers in London showcases graduate work and provides a unique platform to explore the range and diversity of degree courses available throughout the UK.