Design & Technology

The Design and Technology department incorporates a number of subjects within its curriculum framework. Food and Nutrition, Textile Products, and Product Design.

Our aim is to develop the wider understanding of our students, where they combine practical and technological skills. At the same time they develop their creative capabilities to design and make products that meet the specific needs for the consumers they are aimed at.

Students learn to use contemporary technologies and begin considering the impact of future technological developments in a wider context of sustainable designing. Our students learn to think, design and manufacture products creatively, solving problems within the nature of their given task.

Through the range of Design and Technology subjects students develop confidence using practical skills. As part of the 'Design Process' our students utilise their creative and practical skills to incorporate intellectual capabilities that relate to wider a understanding of aesthetic technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues. This includes analysing past and present design and technological products and how we can learn from them.

Our KS3 and KS4 project contexts are stimulating and provide a range of opportunities for students to identify needs and opportunities in a variety of contexts and within a variety of environments. Most of all our students always work creatively and are motivated to succeed

Studying a Design and Technology subject at Key Stage 4, students can choose from one, or more, of the GCSE subjects below.

  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Product Design
  • Textile Products