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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

Y10-12 Exams Commence
Wednesday 10th January 2018 to 24th January 2018

DP12 Exams
Sunday 14th January 2018 to Monday 22nd January 2018

G9-12 Elective Exams
Sunday 14th January 2018 to Wednesday 24th January 2018

Primary Parents Meetings 3.00-5.30pm
Monday 15th January 2018

Primary Parents Meetings 3.00-5.30pm
Tuesday 16th January 2018

Y7 ToTAL Carousel Day (Day 1)
Wednesday 17th January 2018

G7-8 Parent Info Session – Transition to HS @1.45-2.45pm
Wednesday 17th January 2018

T7 ToTAL Carousel Day (Day 2)
Thursday 18th January 2018

Term Two ASAs begin
Sunday 21st January 2018

Y5 Parent Info Session - Residential
Monday 22nd January 2018

Secondary Pioneer Foodbank Visit
Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Secondary Pioneer Foodbank Visit
Wednesday 24th January 2018

G7-12 SOTM Celebration
Wednesday 24th January 2018

Police Forces Day (School Closed)
Thursday 25th January 2018

International Award Gold Practice
Friday 26th January 2018

FS2 Production - Technical Rehearsal
Sunday 28th January 2018

Y10 CAT Tests
Sunday 28th January 2018

G9-12 Mid-year exams
Sunday 28th January 2018 to Wednesday 31st January 2018

FS2 Production - Dress Rehearsal
Monday 29th January 2018

Y7-12 All Stars Celebration
Tuesday 30th January 2018

FS2 Production
Wednesday 31st January 2018

Coptic Christmas (School Closed)
Sunday 7th January 2018

Y10-12/DP12 Study Leave
Monday 8th January 2018 to 9th January 2018

Y7 ToTAL Trip
Tuesday 9th January 2018

Y10-12 Exams Commence
Wednesday 10th January 2018 to 24th January 2018

DP12 Oral Exams
Wednesday 10th January 2018 to Thursday 11th January 2018

MUN Prague
Wednesday 10th January 2018 to Sunday 14th January 2018

DP12 Exams
Sunday 14th January 2018 to Monday 22nd January 2018

G9-12 Elective Exams
Sunday 14th January 2018 to Wednesday 24th January 2018

Primary Parents Meetings 3.00-5.30pm
Monday 15th January 2018

Primary Parents Meetings 3.00-5.30pm
Tuesday 16th January 2018

Y7 ToTAL Carousel Day (Day 1)
Wednesday 17th January 2018

G7-8 Parent Info Session – Transition to HS @1.45-2.45pm
Wednesday 17th January 2018

T7 ToTAL Carousel Day (Day 2)
Thursday 18th January 2018

Term Two ASAs begin
Sunday 21st January 2018

Y5 Parent Info Session - Residential
Monday 22nd January 2018

Secondary Pioneer Foodbank Visit
Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Secondary Pioneer Foodbank Visit
Wednesday 24th January 2018

G7-12 SOTM Celebration
Wednesday 24th January 2018

Police Forces Day (School Closed)
Thursday 25th January 2018

International Award Gold Practice
Friday 26th January 2018

FS2 Production - Technical Rehearsal
Sunday 28th January 2018

Y10 CAT Tests
Sunday 28th January 2018

G9-12 Mid-year exams
Sunday 28th January 2018 to Wednesday 31st January 2018

FS2 Production - Dress Rehearsal
Monday 29th January 2018

Y7-12 All Stars Celebration
Tuesday 30th January 2018

FS2 Production
Wednesday 31st January 2018