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Design & Technology Department

The Design and Technology department staff at Corby Technical School are committed to delivering a curriculum accessible to all which provides the broadest possible range of opportunities for students through both independent and group activities. We aim to enable our students to become self-motivated learners who have the confidence to persevere with the challenges that they may face during project work, whilst at the same time not being afraid to learn by making mistakes.

 Learners will be given the opportunity to develop technical and practical competencies as well as wider skills valued by employers. We hope our students will become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

The department embraces new technologies and we firmly believe that students learn best by ‘doing’ and by allowing them to experiment and take risks, in a safe and positive learning environment.

 Students must learn about the social and ethical responsibilities of designers and engineers and the importance of managing finite resources with care. All in all, we hope our students enjoy the subject and produce high quality outcomes.

We deliver courses in Design Technology, Engineering & Food and Nutrition.

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The department consists of one Product Design workshop & classroom, one Engineering workshop & classroom, one Food Technology room & classroom and a CAD computer suite.

We are equipped with an A2 laser cutter and numerous 3D Printers.

The department is particularly well equipped with a full range of traditional tools and machines for working in wood, metal and plastics. We also have the equipment to deliver

Online learning resources with links:

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Paper automata models

D&T learning resource

D&T learning resource

The history of design and much more!

The history of design and much more!

Learn about injection moulding

Career links:

Qualifications in Design Technology can lead to a wide variety of careers, including:

- Fashion Designer

- Architect

- Product designer

- Civil engineer

- Software engineer

- Teacher/University lecturer

- Nutritionist

- Food product developer

 - Food scientist / technologist