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Design Technology

Curriculum Content Overview

Design and Technology is an essential part of a balanced National Curriculum. It prepares students to appreciate and use effectively modern technologies that will improve their quality of life and employability.

Design and Technology calls for students to become creative problem solvers as individuals and as members of a team. The subject combines practical skills with an understanding of social and environmental issues as well as industrial practices and processes. Food Technology also helps to develop life skills and a greater understanding of a healthy balanced diet.

All of our students are given the opportunity to develop their problem-solving and practical skills. This is achieved through practical focus tasks and design projects using a variety of materials and industrial processes. There is an excellent suite of work areas which provide students with a pleasant and safe environment in which to work.

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow a carousel of Technology specialists in Food and Nutrition, Product Design, and Graphic Products.

In Years 10 and 11, students are able to opt for GCSE in Food Preparation and Nutrition or GCSE Design and Technology, where they have the opportunity to specialise in chosen materials.

Product Design is also offered at A2 Level.