Design & Technology

Design and Technology is a practical and valuable subject.

It enables children and young people to actively contribute to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of themselves, their community and their country. It teaches us how to take risks and so become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable. Students develop a critical understanding of the impact of design and technology on daily life and the wider world. Additionally, it provides excellent opportunities for students to develop and apply value judgements of an aesthetic, economic, moral, social, and technical nature - both in their own designing and when evaluating the work of others.

Curriculum and Qualifications

Key Stage 3

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have one lesson of Design and Technology (Materials) each week.

During the course of the year, students work through a wide range of design and make projects covering all material areas of Design and Technology. Each project is delivered through a balance of theory, design and practical work. The KS3 curriculum is intended to provide a sound knowledge and understanding of D&T for all students, and prepare those students who wish to study the subject at GCSE level.

Key Stage 4

Students have the opportunity to study the AQA Design and Technology GCSE. The specification for this course can be found by clicking here

Lunchtime and after school sessions are offered for students to work on their GCSE projects.


If you require further information about the Design and Technology curriculum at KS3 or KS4, please contact Mr Kemp, Head of Department.