Creativity


Design Technology    DT Gallery (Click on the Gallery to view student work)

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

Tuesday 29th January
Y5 Concert Technical Rehearsal – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Y5 Concert Dress Rehearsal – 9.30am

Thursday 31st January
Y9 Target Setting Day 

 

Friday 1st to Monday 4th February
Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 1
 

Sunday 3rd February
Term 2 ASAs Begin
 

Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th February
 IEP Mid-Year Reviews
 

Sunday 3rd to Monday 11th February
DP11 Mid-Year Assessments

 

Monday 4th to Thursday 7th February
 Y8 Global Perspectives Trip

 

Wednesday 6th February

 Y9-10 IG DT Fab Lab Visit

 

Friday 8th to Saturday 9th February

IA Practice Exhibition

 

Friday 8th to Monday 11th February

Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 2

 

Sunday 10th February

Peri Showcase – 1.30pm

Wednesday 13th February

Y/G 7-8 Spring Social, Y8 Global Perspectives Enterprise Event

 

Thursday 14th February

Y10-12/DP12 Term 2 Reports Issued

 

Sunday 17th February

Y7-9 Focus Week, Y10-12/DP12 Student Progress Mtgs (Parents)

 

Sunday 17th February

FS2 Production Technical Rehearsal

 

Monday 18th February

Y1/Y2 Sports Days, FS2 Production Dress Rehearsal

 

Tuesday 19th February

Y3/Y4 Sports Days

 

Wednesday 20th February

Y5/Y6 Sports Days, FS2 Production -12.30pm

 

Thursday 21st February

Graduation Gown Fitting

 

Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th February

G7-8 Week Without Walls  

 

Monday 25th February

All US Section Course Selections Due

 

Wednesday 27th to Sunday 3rd March

Senior Trip

 

Thursday 28th February

FS2/FS1 Sports Days

 

Thursday 28th to Tuesday 5th March

IA Expedition to Cyprus