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 18th September 2018
Year 2 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Tuesday 18th September 2018
Year 6 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Tuesday 18th September 2018
Year 7 Global Perspectives Impact Day

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Year 1 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Year 5 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Primary Pioneers Information Session for Parents

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Grade 7/Grade 8 Skill Building Trip

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Year/Grade/IBDP11-12 University Assembly with Parents – 2.00pm

Thursday 20th September 2018
Year 4 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Thursday 20th September 2018
Grade 9 Transition Event


Thursday 20th September 2018
Last Day for all Secondary Option Changes

Sunday 23rd September 2018
FS2 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Sunday 23rd September 2018
Year 3 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Sunday 23rd September 2018 to Wednesday 3rd October 2018
IEP Reviews

Sunday 23rd September 2018 to Thursday 4th October 2018
Year 7-9 Individual Transition Meetings

Monday 24th September 2018
FS1 Parents’ Meet and Greet

Monday 24th September 2018
Grade 9 Back to School Event - 3.00-5.00pm

Wednesday 26th September 2018
Grade 7 Back to School Event - 3.00-5.00pm

Wednesday 26th September 2018
G/Y/DP12 Uni Assembly

Friday 28th September 2018
IA Bronze Practice Walk

Saturday 29th September 2018
Secondary Pioneers Trip

Sunday 30th September 2018
T1 ASAs Begin

Sunday 30th September 2018
Grade 8 Back to School Event - 3.00-5.00pm