Thomas More College is an independent, Christian based, co-educational day school with dedicated and professional staff running classes from Grade 000-12. Focus is given to developing the whole child and equipping him or her with relevant life skills.
The subject Design instigates the responsible, ethical, sustainable and process-formulated
response/solution to problems, needs and opportunities that are presented in our constantly
changing world. The study of Design produces individuals, who are able to function in the creative career
fields, but also develops skills that can be used in the fields of commerce, marketing and advertising,
engineering and the built environment, social sciences and humanities. The study of Design also stimulates
the development of discerning consumers with informed value judgments and creates responsible users of
designed products. Through Design, learners are encouraged to demonstrate originality, creativity and imagination
in devising practical and efficient design solutions, while developing attitudes that are empathetic to the needs
of humankind, to self-sustainability and to holistic problem-solving.
Design integrates theory and practice in a holistic process to produce two and three dimensional products that serve a
purpose in real life contexts.
Through the integration of research into the design process, constructive thinking is emphasised over factual retention.
Knowledge arises from experience, making it easier to understand, remember and apply.
The learner must be creative with an ability to think laterally.
The learner must be self-motivated, with a positive, disciplined attitude.
An ability to meet deadlines.
Must have an ability to draw.
An ability to maintain consistent effort and persevere through challenges without giving up.