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Stage 5 Graphics Technology

Most people use and interpret drawings daily in the form of plans, diagrams and technical information. This subject develops the skills, knowledge and techniques to develop and understand drawings of all types. It enables students to express their ideas through drawing and rendering and develops skills to prepare drawings which can be understood by the general public and also specialised drawings using suitable standards Wnich are designed to be read by technical people. 

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is now 50% of the course in our drawing rooms equipped with 24 IBM compatible workstations, data projector and colour printer. 

In Years 9 and 10 students learn new skills in the areas of Product Drawing (Industrial Design), Graphic Design and Architectural Drawing and use more complex 3D CAD softv.rare packages such as Rhinoceros and AutoCad. 

A new development is the linking of the design work in CAD to the manufacture of designs using our new computer controlled milling machine, vacuum former for plastics and laser cutter. 

In Year 10 we design and manufacture a C02 powered model Formula 1 car and race them as teams in time trials.