Warren School is a mixed comprehensive and is situated in Barking and Dagenham on the border between Redbridge and Havering. It is on the edge of the green belt and looks out over fields and the Essex countryside.
The school has eight forms of entry and also has a large sixth form.
The school address is :-
The Warren School
Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex, RM6 6SB
Design and Technology Department
The Design and Technology department is located on the ground floor of the main building. At present, there are 5 full time teachers delivering the courses offered by the department. In addition there are two technicians supporting the department.
The department consists of four workshops and three classrooms, which are well equipped with computers and technology equipment. In addition there are two smaller specialist rooms, one is dedicated to advanced manufacturing and CADCAM with a laser cutter and a 4D machining centre, the other is a CAD and study room for exclusive use by Year 12/13 D&T students.
The department is particularly well equipped with a full range of traditional tools and machines for working in wood, metals and plastics. We are also particularly well resourced with equipment for teaching systems and control, engineering, pneumatics, electronics and graphics. The department has a large number of PCs and all students are expected to be proficient with Pro/DESKTOP by the end of KS3. All of our PCs are connected to the school network giving both Internet access and Intranet. A3 colour printers and laser printers ensure high quality graphic output.
All students at KS3 have a double lesson of Design and Technology every week.
At GCSE we offer AQA Resistant Materials, AQA Product Design and BTEC Engineering.
All GCSE groups have three sixty minute lessons - a double lesson and a single lesson.
years 12/13 the department offers EDEXCEL Product Design at AS and A2. BTEC Advanced Diploma in Engineering is also offered. There is a strong vocational element in the work
of the department, which is well supported by the local authority IAS.