Design and Technology (D&T)

Design and Technology (D&T)

Design and Technology is an important subject area for students of all ages, as it helps to prepare them for living and working in a technological society.  

It enables young people to solve problems and work in teams; it encourages independent, analytical thought; and it develops creative skills and ‘visual literacy’.  Design and Technology acts as a perfect springboard into cross curricular activities, offering opportunities to explore subjects from Art and History to Mathematics and Science.

Curriculum Maps:

Year 7

Year 8

Design & Technology is a core part of the school curriculum.  Students learn via a carousel of projects designed to cover a broad and balanced D&T curriculum based on three one hour lessons per fortnight throughout this Key Stage.

Students are taught in mixed ability groups to help inspire creative ideas that are born out of innovation, trying to break down the barriers of ability set by literacy and numeracy.  Design & Technology covers a broad range of materials and design tasks, encouraging students to use whatever they need to solve the design brief in innovative ways.

Key Stage 4 - Years 9-11 - 2020

Design and Technology

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Level 1 - Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Level 1 - Certificate in Motor Studies

The Design and Technology department offers a wide range of optional subjects that students can follow, ranging from GCSE’s in Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Textiles Technology and Hospitality and Catering to Level 1 Vocational courses in Horticulture and also in Motor Vehicle Studies. 

Design and Technology Resources


Key Stage 5

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