Welcome to Technology

The Design and Technology department offer an exciting curriculum at all key stages where our aim is to provide outstanding lessons, which challenge, inspire and engage students with a range of practical and problem solving skills.

In Design and Technology lessons we hope that students will learn to work confidently, independently and creatively in order to be prepared for the next step in their education.

The department is compiled of three teaching staff and two technicians; each a specialist in their own field.

The department has a range of excellent facilities, taking advantage of new technologies with our CAD/CAM equipment and learning about more traditional methods. We have a specialist Resistant Materials workshop, two fully functional catering kitchens and a dedicated textiles room as well as access to the laptops for computer aided design.

Meet the team

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Mr J Barnston

Head of Department j.barnston@adwick.outwood.com

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Mrs C Westwood

Teacher of Technology c.westwood@adwick.outwood.com

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Mrs J Raistrick

Teacher of Technology j.raistrick@adwick.outwood.com

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Overview of the Year for Technology at Key Stage 3

In year 7 and 8 students will work on a 12/18 week carousel rotating between each of the Design and Technology specialisms. Students complete a wide range of projects in all material areas, which include Resistant Materials, CAD/CAM, Fashion and Textiles and Food. Throughout the projects students will develop a wide range of skills these include; designing, problem solving, communication, working independently and as part of a team to manufacture a complete and effective end product.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr J Barnston, Head of Department.

Overview of the Year for Technology at Key Stage 4

At GCSE we currently offer the following courses:

  • AQA Resistant Materials
  • Eduqas Food Preparation and Nutrition

The AQA boards allow students to work towards a design brief set by the examination board to research, design, develop and manufacture a product.

During the Food Preparation and Nutrition course students practice and investigate the properties of ingredients and create their own dishes.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr J Barnston, Head of Department.

Overview of the Year for Product Design at Key Stage 5

At A Level we offer AQA Product Design, this involves students working to a design brief to design, develop and manufacture their own products. Students will also acquire knowledge of the properties of materials, understand a variety of processes including CAD/CAM and learn how to problem solve.

50% of this course is a written exam and 50% is awarded for their controlled assessment.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr J Barnston, Head of Department.

SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural)

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