Design Technology

Curriculum Overview

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11


"Providing creative, practical learning experiences and skills to take pupils into adult life." -

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.


Student Feedback

"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 AQA.
  •  BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Engineering Exam board Edexcel.

Our Staff

  • Mr P Frame (Faculty Leader)
  • Mr J Tilbury (Deputy Faculty Leader)
  • Ms L Denton (HoY 9)


 To find out more about the subject and course options please contact admin@thebarlowrchigh.co.uk