Design & Technology
Design and Technology (DT) is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary subject. Pupils are challenged to combine academic and creative thinking with practical skills to design and manufacture inspired and inspirational products.
By understanding the Design Process, pupils solve real problems, considering not only their own needs but the wants and values of others. At Charterhouse, DT is a contemporary subject and pupils experience it in the context of a rapidly-evolving society of consumption. This education gives them critical understanding about sustainability and how cleverly designed products can improve people’s daily life.
In the DT Department we encourage pupils to be innovative designers who quickly learn both to recognise popular trends and be ambitious, defining what’s new and fresh on their own terms. We promote the development of ‘wildly imaginative thinking’ and pupils are discouraged from being safe or predictable in their design work. This focus on taking controlled risks and developing originality is central to the Department’s ethos.