This subject area explores the development of 2D design work. Students are encouraged from early on to develop their CAD skills as this opens up endless opportunities for them.  With a variety of CNC machines students can output design work in print, vinyl, plastic, timber and metal.

Project assignments are developed with the students in mind and offer plenty of flexibility for choice. 

The lower school years focus on design and make skills, as well as a big drive on developing literacy and numeracy within the area to support their understanding of how other designers work and influences behind their ideas.  This can really help develop their own ideas and way of thinking.

Students in Year 9 follow a ‘mock’ qualification that builds towards their final years.  The consistency and format of assignments, assessment and tracking helps gear them up with the necessary skill, confidence and independence.

By the time students move up through Year 10 and 11 the level of quality of CAD work is easily evident, as is the quality of outcomes. Students work on contemporary themed assignments for the BTEC Art & Design qualification, including Bansky graffiti stencils and tattoo illustrations for celebrities.