Teaching and Learning:

We believe Design and Technology is an essential subject preparing pupils with the skills for life, to innovators of the future. All pupils will study a challenging and exciting curriculum, learning the foundation skills of DT to benefit themselves, society and a more sustainable future.


Design and Technology is taught to all pupils at KS3. Pupils will study two specialist material areas in Year 7 and the remaining two in Year 8 including Food, Textiles, Graphic Products and Resistant Materials.

In Year 9 pupils will have the opportunity to study two DT specialist areas in preparation for GCSE Design and Technology or GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.


Design and Technology is selected as an option subject at KS4. Pupils may choose to study-

  • AQA GCSE Design and Technology ( option of Textiles or Timber based materials)
  • AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.

DT Food Options

DT Textiles Options

DT RM Options

Vocational options are also available including-

NCFE Creative Studies in Craft
NCFE Food and Cookery


We believe that learning goes outside of the classroom and beyond the school day. The Design and Technology Faculty offer a variety of enrichment activities including study support, STEM activities and links with colleges.

Staffing and Facilities:

The DT Faculty consists of six experienced and approachable teaching staff and technician. We teach in a suite of seven modern and specialist equipped rooms. These comprise of two food rooms, three well-equipped workshops including CAD/CAM, Textiles room and a Graphics suite equipped with PCs. The department also has its own laptops which can be used in each specialist environment.

If you have any questions about the Design and Technology curriculum, please contact Mrs L Betts c/o the academy.