Design Technology

Design Technology

Aims and values

In Design and Technology our core mission is to unlock potential, create opportunity and achieve excellence in all aspects of our work. Our lessons aim to be inspiring, dynamic and practical. We allow students the opportunity to create designs that they can then make into innovative products which act to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. 

There are currently five Design and Technology teachers and two support staff within the faculty delivering the subject to all pupils at the College. The staff are experienced and committed and work together to deliver safe and engaging experiences for all pupils.

Curriculum

Design Technology is considered a valuable subject at Key Stage 3 and the various options available at Key Stage 4 prove very popular.

In Key Stage 3 pupils are taught by highly qualified specialist teachers and complete modules in Resistant Materials, Food and Textiles. The curriculum they follow ensures continuity, progression and differentiation throughout their study. The expectation is that pupils will develop their independence and explore their creativity as they learn to design and manufacture a range of innovative products which enable them to showcase their individual skills. Pupils work in a safe and supportive environment as they learn to use the tools and equipment, whilst creating designs and making their products using a wide range of materials.

In Key Stage 4 pupils can choose from the following courses:

  • GCSE Product Design
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • BTEC Level 2 in Engineering
  • BTEC Level 1 in Construction
  • BTEC Level 2 in Health and Social Care
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