Half Term Break

School will be closed to all pupils and students between Monday 27 – Friday 31 May. To return on Monday 03 June.

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Suggestions for things that you can be doing over the summer


A wide range of books, magazines or articles about design to build up your understanding of contemporary issues.

  • The Eco-Design Handbook – Alastair Faud–Luke
  • Design for the Real World – Victor Papanek
  • Design Week (Online Magazine) http://www.designweek.co.uk/
  • Creative Review (Online Magazine) https://www.creativereview.co.uk/

Here is a great list of 13 inspiring talks on inclusive design

Think about the objects you use on a day-to-day basis. How do they work? What design features do they have? What materials are they made of?

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Continuing to study over the summer will help you to build on all of the study habits that you have developed over the past couple of years. It’s going to help you with things like being organised, time management and being self-disciplined, which are all essential study habits – no matter what subjects you choose to study next year.

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Liam Dwyer (Assistant Vice Principal: Sixth Form)