All students at Thorns in Year 10 and 11 study GCSE Design & Technology. It is an exciting creative course which emphasises design, experimentation, independent thinking and the application of practical skills. This challenging but rewarding curriculum offers students the opportunity to develop an in depth knowledge and understanding of a specific material area from the following list:-
- Electronic systems, programmable components and mechanical devices.
- Papers and boards
- Natural and manufactured timber
- Ferrous and non – ferrous metals
- Thermoforming and thermosetting