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GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN AT LADY LUMLEY’S SCHOOL

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THE DEPARTMENT

In the workshops we have an extensive range of equipment and tools for varying skill levels that students will use to assist with their coursework creations. These range from traditional handheld equipment like hammers and drills, as well as computer-assisted machines like the 3D printer and laser cutter. Other machinery of note are the sanders, vacuum former and CNC machine.

Students will be shown how to use the machinery and tools to aid with their coursework, as well as being independent in their projects. Students may also find themselves using more challenging and complex equipment in the workshops to try and develop their knowledge of design and manufacture.


















The workshops in school are located within the main building, adjacent to both PE and Business. We have three workshops in total, two of which are teaching spaces, and also a technicians workshop. The workshops are open most of the day, meaning students can move between workshops under supervision and theoretically work independently on projects.

Students are free to work wherever they please around the equipment they wish to use, and any equipment they are unsure of how they can be assisted by a member of staff if students have any queries.


THE EQUIPMENT

THE WORKSHOPS

The department has been based at Lady Lumley’s School since the school opened at the current site in the early 60’s. Traditionally, the school had separate subjects for both Metalworking and Woodworking, but now combines the two subjects under Design and Technology: Product Design. This means that students are now able to learn a combined knowledge of these aspects of Design and Technology and are able to work with a large amount of these materials in the workshops to make their projects unique.

The staff in the department have a combined working experience in the subject of over 20 years, meaning they are approachable with any queries students may have.