Design in the MYP curriculum allows students to be exposed to design challenges that have a real-world solution and helps them to better understand the positive impact that they can have.
Student’s follow a curriculum that covers the three elements of design; Food Design, Product Design & Digital Design. All three disciplines use the Design Cycle which encompass the four assessment criterion:
- Inquiring and Analysing
- Developing ideas
- Creating the solution
The process helps students to research various topics, develop a range of design ideas, which are then finalised in the creation of a product and ultimately assessed using surveys and tests.
Students are given the opportunity to learn from a range of projects such as:
- Coding for websites and apps
- create 3D modelling using Computer aided design and 3D printed models
- electronics – arduino based products
- create food menus and create the food from these recipes
- Drone challenges
- Vacuum forming
- Vinyl cutting stickers and labels
- Laser cutting
- use of a range of power tools and a large selection of other traditional workshop tools and machinery using the maker-space lab, digital design software including the adobe range with the use of 24 MacBooks in the design workspace and a mac lab consisting of 20 macs.