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. 


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 and in Food and Nutition. 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 Design Technology
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • BTEC Level 2 in Engineering
  • BTEC Level 2 in Health and Social Care
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