- Preparatory school
Boys & Girls 3-11
- The Senior School
- Sixth Form
- Old Girls
Why study Design Technology?
This subject area challenges students in a variety of different ways being very much a problem solving based subject it requires the students to think, design, and make a product to satisfy a situation or a need.
The degree of difficulty steadily increases as the student progresses through school and the problem will vary to each student’s ability.
Students are required to think laterally and are encouraged to use expertise that they have acquired in other subject areas.
Which specification is followed?
Students are taught in the department as junior classes in Lady Royd right through to the end of their school days. In the latter years at school, some students prefer to work in the area in their own time and use their projects as enrichment rather than as an academic qualification.
In Lower 5 students can undertake to study Single Award Engineering and achieve a GCSE certificate. They may then continue in Year 11 to complete a GCSE in Resistant Materials Technology.
Workshops, conferences & visits
- The department runs a lunch club and voluntary after school activities. Here students can continue an existing project or undertake a completely different one within their ability range.
- At Bradford Girls' Grammar School, we are very keen for the students to participate in competitions as it gives them greater confidence as well as additional skills to talk about when applying for University entrance. Students are able to display their work as well as talk about it.
Degree and career choices
Our students choose a variety of career pathways sometimes starting with an Art Foundation year or a gap year and then going forwards to university to study one of the many design linked courses. These include but are not limited to Product Design, Fashion, Engineering, Teaching, Building, Architecture, Craft, Display, Glassware, Landscape, Systems and many more.