Design & Technology

Welcome to Design & Technology!

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Design is all around you 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 & 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 & 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
  • Food - Healthy Eating
  • Muffin making and smothies

In Key Stage 4 we will be offering courses in:

  • BTEC level 2 Construction and the Built Environment
  • Level 2 Hospitality and Catering WJEC board
  • AQA Technical Award in Textiles


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

Enrichment and Extra Curricular Activities

The Design & Technology department run the following after school sessions:

  • Year 7 Baking Club
  • Year 7 Textiles Club
  • Year 8 Product Design Club
  • We also offer a Gardening Club for years 7 and 8

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 and we also support Duke of Edinburgh candidates with the cooking skills component of their award programme. 

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