Design and Technology

Head of Design and Technology
Ms E Casey


Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others' needs, wants and values.


We have four specialist, equipped rooms for students to practise their skills in design and production. Students have fully functioning designing software and specialist equipment including computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) at their disposal.

Key Stage 3

Students are introduced to the elements of product design, graphics, textiles, engineering, technology and food. They learn to use specialist tools and machinery and gradually build up their skills and knowledge to design and create an array of products using paper, card, fabric, food, electronics and mechanics.

Key Stage 4

Students choose to specialise and take GCSE subjects in Textiles or Food Preparation, and/or an NCFE in Graphic Design, each of which is a combination of theory and practical application.

Graphic Design NCFE level 2 specification
Textiles GCSE specification
Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE specification