Design Technology

Design Technology

Meet the Department


Mr P York Head of Technology
Mr P Daley Design and Technology Teacher / Head of ICT.
Mrs E Frost  Design and Technology Teacher / Lead teacher for STEM.
Miss R Alm Food Nutrition teacher
Mrs H Edney Technician
Mr C Keighley Technician
Mrs C Ferris Textiles teacher / HOY 10
 Mr M Gallimore  Textiles teacher / Head of Art Department

Subject Overview

The Design and Technology Department set high standards and expectations for our students so they feel proud of what they have learnt and created. Success further up the school begins with a good foundation of knowledge and skills delivered with a challenging and engaging approach. Design and Technology will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.

All projects through Key Stage 3 are designed to build confidence and skills across a wide range of materials, techniques and processes using a variety of applications including graphics, woods, metals, polymers, textiles, composite, smart and modern materials, electronics, computer aided design and computer aided manufacture. Each project focuses on the whole design process where students explore different design approaches including biomimicry, iterative and user-centred design to generate creative ideas and use annotated sketches, detailed plans and 3D modelling to present their findings. Students manufacture their designs using specialist tools, techniques and processes whilst considering the material properties they are dealing with. Evaluation is initially based upon analysis of past and present professionals to develop and broaden their understanding while continuously considering new and emerging technologies, before evaluating their own final products. The development of these skills prepare students, providing the key skills required for them to engage in Key Stage 4 with confidence.


Curriculum Map

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Key Stage 4 - Click to expand

Exam Board - Click to expand

Extra Curricular Opportunities

All clubs are run for a short duration which enables a greater range of pupils to participate in extra circular activities. We currently run the following clubs.

Mechanical toy woodwork club

NEA support group

Door frame decoration club

Helpful Links

BBC Bitesized


AQA website

For further information on the curriculum please email