Maths, Science & Technology
Downend School is a specialist Technology College, and boasts unrivalled technology facilities housed in a £7 million building.
All students in Years 7-9 follow a broad and practical Technology curriculum which develops their understanding of the design process from concept to realisation, and promotes skills of creativity and problem-solving.
An extensive range of Technology options for students in Years 10-13 includes Food, Textiles, Graphics, Resistant Materials, Electronics and Engineering.
Downend School has superb ICT facilities across all curriculum areas, centred around our new ICT hub. Students study Computing in Years 8 and 9, and are able to choose it as an option at GCSE and A Level.
Science is an integral part of the Downend curriculum and is housed in well-resourced specialist accommodation. All students follow an introductory course at KS3, followed by a choice of courses at KS4, including Combined Science or separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Maths is studied by all students in Years 7-11. Students are placed in ability groups from the start of Year 7 and are provided with extensive support including individual tuition when needed. A-level Maths is a popular option.