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The Ashcombe School


design & technology

Design and Technology inspires students to problem solve, think creatively, design innovative products and realise these ideas through a wide range of material areas.  It teaches a broad set of life skills and has many cross-curricular links such as: Maths, Science, Computer Science and Art.  We aim to build students' confidence and ability to use each tool and machine available during KS3 and provide a solid foundation for students to gain resilience and independence.  Our facilities include a Graphics suite, separate computer room, separate sixth form work area, four fully equipped workshops, a laser cutter, 3D printer and sublimation printer.

Our curriculum in Years 7, 8 and 9

Our projects in the Lower School build on different skill sets preparing students for GCSE.  We offer a wide range of different opportunities to expand students' skills and challenge their problem solving ability.  Year 9 students enjoy a trip to Harry Potter to explore set design and model making. 

Year 7

Skills - Acrylic Key Tag

Creative MDF Puppets

Google Sketch-Up - House

 Year 8

Make and Test Bridges

Programmable Nightlight

2D Design - Board Game

 Year 9

Short skill based projects

(including: pewter casting, sublimation printing)

Wood Joints - Bookends

Photoshop - Biscuit Packaging

Our Upper School Curriculum

Our Sixth Form curriculum

Enrichment opportunities

Clubs change each year, examples include: Google Sketch-Up, Christmas Countdown and Laserworks.