Design and Technology

Welcome to Design & Technology!

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Design is all around us in the clothes you wear, the bus you take to school, the lunch you eat and the home you live in. The world we live in today would be a very different place without designers, engineers, builders, chefs and the other people working within these industries.

In school, students will have the opportunity to study Design and Technology and Construction. These creative subjects will give students the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills. These will include practical problem solving, design, analysis, evaluation, presentation, drawing, independent thinking and a wide range of practical skills. Our vision as a department is to inspire the next generation of designers and makers.

Our Curriculum

In Key Stage 3 all students study Design and Technology for one hour per week.  Within each year they will complete three projects.

Year 7:

  • Textiles - Door Stop
  • Product Design - Chocolate Bar 
  • Food - Fruit and Vegetables 

Year 8:

  • Textiles -  Wall Hanging
  • Product Design - Clock Project 
  • Food - Healthy Eating Project.

In Key Stage 4 we will be offering courses in:

GCSE Food preparation and Nutrition WJEC board

Level 2 Hospitality and Catering WJEC board

We will also be offering courses in Textiles, Resistant Materials and Graphics.  Due to the fact that these courses are new, we do not yet have any further information.  As soon as more detail is released by the examination boards, we will be able to give an update.

In Key Stage 5 students can choose to study AQA GCE Product Design Textiles and Level 3 Food Service.  These consist of a  combination of coursework, practical and external exams.

Enrichment and Extra Curricular Activities

The Design and Technology department run the following after school sessions; Year 7 Baking Club, Year 7 Textiles Club and Year 8 Product Design Club.

Inter-tutor competitions are organised regularly.  These include Bake Off, Masterchef and a variety of Textiles and Product Design creative challenges.

In Key Stage 4 and 5 regular coursework support sessions take place after school to ensure that all students achieve their full potential.

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The latest departmental review for Design and Technology can be viewed here.