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AIMS OF WEBSITE This will hopefully become the central teaching & learning resource for both students and staff. Until recently our teaching materials have been stored on the shared documents area of the school network. This has two main drawbacks :

1)It is not accessible outside the school intranet.

2) Being difficult for students to find relevant learning resources.

This site is designed to overcome these problems. Any feedback from students, parents or other staff would be appreciated.

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Latest Updates


  • Front page updated with new options choices slide shows.
  • Minor changes to site template.
  • GCSE area is under redevelopment. Hopefully, by summer 08 it should be fully populated with content.

please report any problems to stephensae@llantwitschool.org.uk


A E Stephens E Jones D L Davies Y khan


Free Software

  • Solidworks Free student license.(Download solidworks 3D CAD software. Request the school SDK ID and serial number, required for licensing by email .)
  • Autodesk. Free one year license to products including Inventor (3D MCAD & FEA), Maya (3D Animation), revit architecture (3d Architectural CAD ) and many more. Most of this software cost thousands of pounds for a commercial license. You must enter the school email when you sign up. Use this link to register: http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=or&id=6083&ic=MeJr0c2f19
  • Yenka. free home use licences for students and teachers: electronic simulations, pcb design, PIC programming & maths software and many more. Click here.
  • West Point Bridge designer. Structural simulation software.Public domain license: click here
  • PICAXE Microcontroller programming software. Click here
  • Google sketch up. 3D CAD made simple. Click here
  • Journey Ed. Discounted software for education. Click here
  • Open office free open source microsoft office compatible productivity suite. Click here

We have student licence's for much of the software used in D&T including 2D design,& Solidworks. This allows students to install software at home free of charge. In some case the software is limited in terms of printing/features/file types, but is otherwise fully functional. Contact a member of staff about acquiring this software.



Design and Technology

In Design and Technology we encourage learners to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through Design and Technology learners combine their practical skills with their decision-making skills.

You can help your child by:

Supporting outside activities and interests - developing craft/design skills in Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, entering competitions such as: Rotary Young Designer, Rotary Young Cook of the Year Award, the Audi Young Designer competition and the WJEC Innovation awards.

Providing products that relate to their class projects.

Discussing current design issues, for example sustainability.

Making them aware of other cultures when designing.

Encouraging your child to sketch and present ideas by providing drawing equipment.

Supporting risk taking and experimentation with ideas.

Providing Internet access, this can be a useful tool when researching.

Useful websites:



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Providing 3D CAD programs such as:

Solidworks – Industrial standard Engineering orientated CAD with Physics/FEA/CFD simulation capabilities. Free software license for LLantwit Major Students. Please see department website for details or students can bring in a memory stick to copy the software.8Gb memory device required.

Sketchup –Architectural CAD software that is simple learn. Free version available to download.

Autodesk 123D – Easy to use consumer orientated collection of 3D CAD apps for windows, Mac OS X and IPad with integrated 3D printing services.

Provide Graphics software such as:

Adobe Photoshop for photo editing and manipulation.

Adobe Illustrator for vector drawing graphics.

Encourage an interest in computer programming: There are many low cost/free software packages for students that allow the control of electronic systems such as Picaxe, Arduino, scratch. Provide and encourage use of educational toys such as Lego/Mechano or similar and educational games such as Minecraft.

Provide access to educational design apps for mobile phones and tablets such as those found on Google play for Android and App store for Apple IOS devices.

Places to take your child in the local area:

Techniquest – Cardiff bay.

National Water front museum – Swansea.

Centre for alternative Technology – Machynlleth.

Pendine Museum of speed.

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