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Our curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy turning ideas into a reality, whilst identifying and analysing problems in order to become creative 21st Century thinkers. We encourage pupils to consider the environmental impact of products and the products that they design. We have high expectations of all our pupils and lead by example.

Design Technology is delivered with a consistently coordinated approach. Our KS3 curriculum is the springboard and foundation for pupils to prepare them for the GCSE requirements, whilst also giving them a rounded view of a modern consumer and designer. As a department we feel strongly that key practical skills should be developed and refined at KS3, to enable pupils to feel confident and have the skills to work independently at KS4 which is vital to allow them to flourish.


Year 7 and 8 are taught on a carousel rotating around Resistant Materials, Food and Textiles for a 13-week project. Year 9 is taught in shorter rotations of 6-week project x2 for each material area (Resistant Materials, Food Technology and Textiles Technology).


KS4 Year 10 and 11 following GCSE Design Technology and GCSE Food preparation and Nutrition with AQA.
All pupils are taught by specialists.



Design and Technology Curriculum Map


We have an excellent team of staff who support our pupils on their Design Technology journey, please see the following:

Mrs R Bird Subject Leader: Design Technology / Teacher of Textiles Technology
Mrs L Kettle Teacher of Resistant Materials KS3 / GCSE Design Technology
Mrs K Rentell Teacher of Food Technology and GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
Mrs G Hayward Technician
Miss K Williams Technician