Students begin to study in the award-winning Technology Department from the age of nine, where they complete a range of Design projects which develop their manipulative skills in the College workshop.
The Upper Third and Lower Fourth pupils develop design skills and learn to use a variety of tools, equipment and materials in mechanical toy production, silversmithing, CAD/CAM sublimation printing, and acrylic photo frame production.
In the Upper Fourth, students can opt for the three year AQA GCSE Design and Technology Resistant Materials course, where they complete individual projects ranging from electric guitars to multi-functional knock-down furniture. This GCSE course leads onto the A Level AQA Product Design course which encourages the students to produce commercial products, based on real life briefs with outside companies.
Previous clients have included the Manchester Giants Basketball Team, Manchester City Football Club and Wythenshawe Hospital.