Design & Technology

The Design & Technology faculty at RSA Academy Arrow vale believes in treating students as individuals with talents to be explored and celebrated.

We believe in developing spirituality within young people through encouraging creativity and promoting self-confidence to explore new areas. It is also crucial that we play our part in developing students into responsible citizens through promoting an understanding of the importance of sustainability and the environment in designing & manufacturing products. As well as embracing new technologies.

We believe that building positive relationships with students is the key to building a fertile, creative environment and we will always strive to bridge the gap between a student’s dreams and what is realistically possible, without stifling their naturally creative instinct.

All Students follow our foundation Design & Technology course in Year 9 and then have the opportunity to continue their studies by opting from a suite of GCSE courses including Resistant Materials, Catering, Graphic Products and Health & Social care. For students who wish to continue their studies but prefer a vocational course we offer BTEC s in Construction & Hair & Beauty as well as the VTCT Diploma in hair.

At key stage 5 students have an opportunity to study Design & Technology at A/S and A2 level in our sixth form.

The faculty is located in purpose built accommodation which includes specialist facilities for Construction, Hair& Beauty and Catering and multi material workshops.

The curriculum is delivered by a dedicated team of specialist teachers.


Design is the process of making things better for people. - Richard Seymour

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