Design & Technology
What do we do?
At Key Stage 3, students in years 7 to 9 rotate through a range of modules that cover the national curriculum for Design and Technology. This involves students in designing, making and using a range of materials and components. They are taught to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of materials, processes and principles. These are applied to the designing and making of products and systems, problem solving and to the evaluation of the products and processes of their own and other people’s work. It is intended that in the future, Year 8 students will have the opportunity to choose their preferred focus area in preparation for Year 9.
At Key Stage 4, dependent upon the option choice selected:
> Design & Technology follows AQA GCSE specification
> Food Preparation & Nutrition follows AQA GCSE specification
> Engineering Edexl Btec. Specification
> Health & Social Care Edexl Btec. Specification
Students are privileged to have access to state-of-the art design equipment, including a 3D printer and CADCAM machinery such as the laser cutter.
A Day in the Life…
“It is through Design & Technology that many of our young people are given the most effective channel to think about the future of the world around them. D&T prepares students to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies, by learning to think creatively at an early age.” Andy Mitchell, Assistant Chief Executive, DATA (Design & Technology Association)
Food and Drink industries, Food Science and Technology , Cooking and Food Preparation , Occupational Therapy , Home Economist/Consumer Scientist , Critic/ Writer, Food Designer / Advisor, Food for Industry
Fashion Designer , Textile and Surface Design , Clothing Industry , Footwear Designer, Textile Designer, Buyer, Window Design, Technical Adviser, Fashion Writer, Exhibition Design , Graphic Designer , Interior Design , Sign Making , Packaging Design, Marketing , Multimedia and Interactive Media , Film Industry, Technical Writing , Publishing , Theatre Design
Computer Game Designer, Graphic Crafts , Illustrator, Stage Designer, Website Design, Industrial Designer, Model Maker, Product Designer, Manufacturing , Architecture , Civil Engineering , Craftsman, Engineering , Design Engineering , Medical Engineering, Electronic Engineering , Automotive Design , Landscape Architecture , Practical Work , Construction , Carpentry and Joinery , Land-Based Engineering , Shipbuilding , Rural Crafts , Cabinetmaking, Furniture Design , Teaching , Trading Standards , Environment Technology, Materials Science