& Technology is a subject that develops students’ creativity, lateral
thinking and spatial awareness. It is often described as a subject where Art,
Science and Mathematics meet. There are many areas to Design and
Technology which include practical design and make tasks for the students. Within
our curriculum, these include: Food
Technology, Graphic Products, Resistant Materials, Computer Aided design and
Manufacture (CAD/CAM), and Electronics.
carousel around each of the ‘areas’ over the course of the year, undertaking a
number of projects:
- In Food
Technology students develop culinary skills in the kitchen as well as
developing knowledge about healthy eating and multicultural diets.
students will develop a range of hand and machine sewing techniques, as well a range
of decorative skills and embellishments.
- In Electronics
students will learn about discrete components and how to populate circuits as
well as developing knowledge of electrical current.
students will develop free hand and technical drawing and modelling skills.
students utilise computers
to design in 2D and 3D. In CAM students use CAD drawings to manufacture
products by automated computer aided manufacture techniques e.g. laser cutter.
Materials students manipulate timbers, metals and wood using a variety of
traditional and modern manufacturing processes. Students will also develop a
knowledge and understanding of a range of materials and processes.
Technology is an option subject at GCSE. For students wishing to pursue a
career in Design, Technology, Fashion, Engineering or Architecture, we would
recommend taking this subject. We also welcome students who do not have a
career plan or just enjoy the subject. The options within Design &
Technology available to the Year 9 students at GCSE level are:
& Technology: Resistant Materials.
& Technology: Food Technology
- GCSE Design
& Technology: Graphic Products