“We’re changing the world with Technology” – Bill Gates
Design and Technology has been granted the prestigious Design Mark Award in recognition for its excellence in the design education that the students receive here at The Academy. An outstanding team of dedicated and skilled teachers alongside specialist support staff work diligently to enhance the educational experience of all students both within the Learning area and Academy.
The Innovation Design & Technology Learning Area is a forward thinking, problem solving, design and creativity led subject that prepares students to thrive in today’s ever changing world.
Through studying Innovation Design Technology all students learn and aspire to be knowledgeable users and designers of products, helping them to become innovators and creators of the future.
In our exceptional, industry standard learning environment we house a vast array of state-of-the-art resources supporting our students to produce high quality outcomes, combining practical skills alongside an understanding of aesthetics and environmental issues. Strong links within the world of work ensure that students gain a good understanding of industrial practices while visits and competitions inspire and enrich our students’ experience of Innovation Design and Technology.
Innovation Design and Technology creates autonomous and creative problem solvers who can work successfully on their own or within team, and have gone onto work within Fashion, Hospitality and Design industries.
“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things” – Theodore Levitt