Mr. C Phillips Head of Design Technology
The department is headed by Mr C Phillips, who graduated from Gwent College with a BA Hons in Three Dimensional Design. Following a period in industry he moved into the teaching sector having studied for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Design Technology. He has undertaken private commissions and has a range of qualifications supporting the work carried out in Design Technology and ran a successful design partnership for many years.
Mr. Phillips has been a Head of Design Technology in a number of schools in and around Oxfordshire and further afield.
Mr M Hudson, Technician
Mr Hudson has a wide range of qualifications, skills and experience to complement the entire faculty. He has completed a BTec foundation course in Art and Design at the Mid Glamorgan Centre for Art and Design, an HND in Design Crafts and Ceramics at Carmarthenshire College of Technology & Art. Following this he completed a BA Hons in Art (Ceramics) & Business Studies at Canterbury Christ Church College. His work has been exhibited in the Air Gallery (London) & at Canterbury Christ Church College. He has undertaken private commissions and is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and has worked in the ceramics industry.
Every pupil in the school will study Design Technology whilst they are at Oxford High School. The department has a core course for the first three years (Years 7 to 9, Key Stage 3) in which pupils are taught in groups of 15 to18. At present, this consists of half-termly blocks, two double periods per week, usually equivalent to 10 to 12 hours. In Years 10 and 11, Key Stage 4) girls can take an iGCSE course (Cambridge Board Design & Technology – Resistant Materials Technology) and at Sixth form, they can opt to take an A Level in Product Design (AQA).