Tue 24th Apr 2018

Design and Technology

Welcome to the Design and Technology Department 

Design and Technology involves designing and making products. Prior to making, students will be required to research information to assist with the production of their designs. Upon completion of products, students will seek user’s views and evaluate the suitability of the items they have made. Sustainability is a key feature of the course. Students also have the opportunity to use a wide range of ICT applications.

This subject encompasses a range of specialist areas:

·         Engineering
·         Food
·         Graphics
·         Product Design
·         Textiles

Key Stage 3

In Year 7, students are taught in mixed ability groups and undertake an 8 week course in each of the subject areas: Food, Graphics, Textiles and Product Design (2 material areas from wood, metal and plastic).

In Year 8 students are taught in mixed ability sets and again undertake an 8 week course in each of the subject areas.

In Year 9, students have the opportunity to study any of the design courses at GCSE.

Key Stage 4

Students have the opportunity to follow any of the following courses:

  • GCSE Child Development
  • GCSE Food and Nutrition
  • GCSE Graphic Products
  • GCSE Product Design
  • GCSE Textiles Technology
  • BTEC First Award in Engineering

Key Stage 5

Those students following courses at KS4 may then progress to A level or level 2 courses:

  • AS/A2 Product Design Textiles
  • AS/A2 Product Design

Upcoming Activities

On the 5th December Textile students will have the opportunity to go to The Clothes Show Live at the NEC.