Design Technology Awards

Art Awards at St Edward’s are available for entry at 13+ and 16+

The closing date for 13+ applications is Monday 3rd January 2022.  The closing date for 16+ entrance and Award deadline for entry in September 2021 is Monday 11th October 2021.  

All candidates applying for an Art Award must be registered. sit and online screening test and examinations which together with formal interview, will demonstrate whether they can benefit from the academic opportunities at St Edward’s. For 16+ entry the online test will be taken in late October of Year 11 with entrance examinations and interviews in early November of Year 11. For 13+ entry the online test, entrance examinations and interview will be taken in the January of Year 8.

Candidates for this award will show considerable natural ability and have begun to reach high standards of proficiency in their creative work, both in terms of technique and in how they develop ideas. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who make either subject a major part of their school life. For ease, good quality photographs of larger three-dimensional works, exceptionally fragile pieces or installations are acceptable in the portfolio. Work can also be viewed in digital format including on websites, CDs and USB sticks.

Design Technology offers a fusion between design thinking and making. Successful candidates will have a natural ability to solve problems creatively and engineer solutions. They will have a keen interest in the history of design and have an understanding of the processes by which products are developed and made. The portfolio should contain concept sketches, diaries and detailed photographs of finished products.

On the award day, candidates will be interviewed by the Head of Design to evaluate their enthusiasm and understanding of the subject by talking through their portfolio. They will also spend two hours in the department undertaking a short design task which will involve building a structure out of Meccano to demonstrate their competence at solving a particular problem.

For more information about Design and Technology at St Edward’s, please click here, and do watch the film below for a glimpse into the department. 

To apply for a Design Technology Award, please download and complete the Arts Award application form and tick the appropriate box where indicated. The form is available in the blue box to the right or top of screen, depending on the type of device you are using.

Candidates should indicate on the application form which Award they are applying for. 

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