Design & Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

Students acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Our students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

Our Vision:

To ensure all students:

  1. Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  2. Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  3. Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  4. Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook

Students at KS3 are taught on a 9-week carousel in Design and Technology. They will rotate around key DT disciplines in an academic year.

Year 7

The year 7 and 8 curriculum is designed to enable students to understand the design process and the various manufacturing processes used to achieve an outcome. They will experience various software packages and understand safe practices in our dedicated workshops and food rooms.

In Year 7 students study Electronics/Programming, Engineering, Glass, Food and Nutrition.

In Year 8 students study CAD/CAM, Textiles, Materials, Food and Nutrition.

Year 9:

The year 9 curriculum is designed to encourage students to work more independently using knowledge and skills gained in year 7 and 8. They will use modern industrial practices such as CAD/CAM, 3d printing and laser cutting to achieve higher quality outcomes. Our broad KS3 curriculum provides a basis for further academic study in each subject area.In Year 9 students study Engineering, Textiles, Materials, Food and Nutrition.

KS4 GCSE Design & Technology: TextilesDOWNLOAD INFORMATION
KS4 GCSE Food Preparation & NutritionDOWNLOAD INFORMATION
KS4 Cambridge Nationals Certificate in Design & ManufactureDOWNLOAD INFORMATION
2022 Fashion / TextilesDOWNLOAD PDF
2022 Product DesignDOWNLOAD PDF