"Providing creative, practical
learning experiences and skills to take pupils into adult
Mr P Frame, Faculty Leader
'Design and Technology is about
making things that people want and work well. Creating these
things is hugely exciting. It is an inventive and fun
activity' - James Dyson - British Industrial Designer,
Inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner.
As a Design and Technology team, we
endeavour to prepare pupils to participate in a rapidly changing
society. In our subject, pupils learn to think creatively and
solve problems. They learn to work independently and as part
of a team.
For the Curriculum breakdown for Design & Technology
"DT is fun because we learn how
to make lots of different things and it's great because we get to
take them home."
Pupils at KS3 are taught on a
carousel, where they study materials, textiles, graphics and food.
At the end of year 8 pupils will have the option study GCSE Product
Design Materials, Textiles or Food and BTEC Engineering.
- GCSE Product Design (materials, textiles & food) Exam board
- BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Engineering
Exam board Edexcel.
Links for 'further
- 'Dress a girl around the world' textiles club ran Wednesdays
2.30 - 3.30
- Mr P Frame (Faculty Leader)
- Mr J Tilbury (Deputy Faculty Leader)
- Ms L Denton (HoY 8)
- Miss K Mioran
Year 7 &
Pupils will complete the below projects over KS3, along with
Product Design theory.
- Materials - Car project and box
- Textiles - Phone sock and Pop Art juggling bags.
- Food - Food and Nutrition
- Graphics - Drawing skills and perfume bottle design.
Pupils specialise in their chosen area of materials, textiles or
food. They will develop a product, which they design and make. They
also create a portfolio to support the products development. They
will study topics including: design and Market Influences,
processes and Manufacture and materials and components.
Pupils study a variety of topics including; Health and safety,
casting products, investigating and engineered product, mathematics
in engineering and CAD CAM engineering.
To find out more about the subject and course options