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


Wednesday 13th March
Y8 GP Enterprise Celebration Event

Thursday 14th March
Secondary Sports Day

Sunday 17th March
World Book Day
Y6 Cyprus Parents’ Info Meeting

Sunday 17th to Tuesday 19th March
DP12 Oral Exams

Sunday 17 to Thursday 21st March
FS1 Family Week
 
Tuesday 19th March
DP11 AUC Visit – 8.30am-2.00pm
 
Wednesday 20th March
24 Hour Run

Thursday 21st March
FS1 Mothers’ Day/24 Hour Run Finale

Sunday 24th March
SUMMER UNIFORM CHANGEOVER PERIOD

Sunday 24th March
Whole School Production Rehearsal

Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th March
Whole School Production

Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th March
DP12 Final TOK Presentations

Thursday 28th March
Primary and Y7-9 and DP11 Term 2 Reports Issued

Friday 29th March
IA Bronze Practice