“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.
The A Level is delivered through a diverse range of learning experiences including wider world design contexts, focused manufacturing tasks and a rich diet of material and process exploration. 50% of the qualification is assessed through coursework. Individual students select their own design brief, working in an area of specific interest and developing links with industry stakeholders and designers. Their coursework project supplements a creative
portfolio which can be presented at interview. Courses considered, include engineering, architecture, interior design & product design.
The course provides students with the chance to develop expertise in design and user needs; apply critical analysis tools; learn to take creative risks; consider the wider aspects of design within society; and use cutting edge technology to prototype and explore their own ideas. Industry standard approaches will be delivered at every stage of this journey.
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.