The Design Department at Edmonton County School comprises of both Design Technology and Textiles with pupils have opportunities to study these from year 7, before being able to peruse Design Technology (Product Design) as an option for Key Stage 4 and Textiles at Key Stage 5.
Head of Department: Ms C Lipparelli
The school is well equipped for both Design Technology and Textiles, offering specialist workshops, textile classrooms and computer facilities for pupils to access Computer Aided Design opportunities and is taught by dedicated teachers on both Bury and Cambridge sites.
The aim of the Design Department is to facilitate pupils learning, knowledge and enjoyment of DT and Textiles and for pupils to be able to develop both practical skills and theoretical knowledge; whilst also increasing pupils awareness of wider social, moral and cultural issues which impact on the world of Design and the increasingly technological world they live in.
Pupils also have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities/ clubs to develop their interest and skills in DT and Textiles. Prior activities have included visits to museums, galleries and exhibitions such as the Alexander McQueen exhibition for Textiles and the ‘Make the Future’ Shell event in London for DT.