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Design Technology at MES Cairo

The Design Technology department at MES Cairo gives our students the opportunity study  graphics, resistant materials and information technology, working through both practical and theoretical processes. Workshop based courses introduce working with tools and a range of materials, while the design studio allows access to Desk Top Publishing and 3D Cad software. Courses provide our students with the vital skills needed in professions such as architecture, engineering and product design. Classes cross the American and British sections of Secondary school. All Grade and Year Seven and Eight students take Design Technology classes. British Section students are offered the option of IGCSE Design Technology in Years Nine and specialising in resistant materials. This year has seen the first cohort of AS Design Technology complete their CIE qualification, MES being one of the only schools in Cairo to offer such a course. We’re looking forward to starting the A2 level and there has also been an increased uptake of AS level in year eleven.

We celebrate the creative talents of our students at our annual whole school Art and Design Technology Exhibition; to open the event in 2014, the renowned Egyptian artist Nazli Madkour was in attendance to inaugurate our Gallery and offer some inspirational words to our young designers. Products from all grade and year groups were on display, showing the outstanding outcomes that our students produce, but also the process by which they get there. A selection of these outcomes and products can be viewed in the gallery link.

In addition to the curriculum the department offers all students across the school the chance to extend their DT skills through the After School Activities (ASA) programme. The DT team were also intrinsic to the production of the large scale pieces in this year’s whole school production of Wicked. The Design Technology department continues to go from strength to strength, this year we welcome Mr. Ben Higgs to the team and are looking forward to another successful academic year.

Mr. Doug Walker – Head of Design Technology

Upcoming Events

MUN St Petersburg
Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th March 2018

Summer Uniform Changeover Begins
Sunday 11th March 2018

Secondary Production of Evita
Sunday 11th and Monday 12th March 2018

BSME Conference in Oman
Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th March 2018

Graduation Gown Fitting
Tuesday 13th March 2018

International Pi Day
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Y8 ToTAL Celebration
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Y6 Parent Info Session - Cyprus @ 2.45pm
Sunday 18th March 2018

Summer Uniform Begins
Sunday 18th March 2018

Primary Reports Issued
Monday 19th March 2018

Sec Peri Showcase Rehearsal
Tuesday 20th March 2018

24hr Run for Egypt
Wednesday 21st March 2018

FS1 Mother’s Day Celebration
Wednesday 21st March 2018

Worker's Lunch
Saturday 24th March 2018

Term 2 ASAs end this week
Sunday 25th March 2018

G7-8 WWW
Sunday 25th to Thursday 29th March 2018

Y6 Cyprus Trip (1 of 3)
Monday 26th to Friday 30th March 2018

Y7-9 and DP11 Reports Issued
Wednesday 28th March 2018

NHS/NJHS Coptic Cairo Teacher Tours
Saturday 31st March 2018