Design and Technology

Welcome to Design and 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.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The Design and Technology course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access Design and Technology at Key Stage 4. In both 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 Miss K Byrom, Head of Department.

Key Stage 4

*BTEC Engineering Tech Award

The UK is regarded as a world leader in engineering, which covers a wide range of exciting and rapidly developing areas such as renewable energy, space, low carbon, aerospace, automotive, agri-food and bioscience. People with engineering skills are always in demand. Between 2010 and 2020, engineering companies are projected to have 2.74 million job openings.

Engineering is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Miss K Byrom, Head of Department.

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

This qualification is designed for 14–16 year olds who want to study in a hands on, practical way that helps them develop the knowledge, skills and experience that could open the door to a career in the industry.

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact Miss K Byrom, Head of Department.

Enrichment Opportunities for Design and Technology

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.