Curriculum Intent

‘The expert at anything was once a beginner.’ Helen Hayes


Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. The students are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to solve problems given to them. They learn to use traditional techniques, equipment and processes alongside current technologies such as laser cutting and 3D printing. They learn to think creatively and are encouraged to evaluate the impact of designing and making on the environment around them. Design and Technology allows students to apply knowledge and skills learned in other subjects, particularly Mathematics, Science and Art within their work. Skills learnt in this subject area help develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and it helps them to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world whilst taking into account the improving local economy and labour market.



Constructing the Built Environment offers students a learning experience that focuses their education through applied learning. The course is vocational in outlook with students acquiring and applying knowledge, skills and understanding through tasks based on real life situations in the construction industry. Throughout the course students learn how to carry out the tasks to the required professional standard.

The course is based around the work-related concept of ‘plan, do, review’ where students are taught the processes of planning, constructing and evaluating set construction tasks. Students will develop a broad appreciation of work in construction and the built environment and will be encouraged to make full use of the wide range of opportunities available to them in further education, apprenticeships and employment whilst taking into account the improving local economy and labour market.

Department Staff

Mrs Clare Holden-Locke
Curriculum Leader Technology and Food

Mr Martin Atherton
Teacher of Technology

Mrs Brigid Wood
Technology and Food Technician

Welcome from Mr Atherton


Curriculum Rationale - Design Technology

Curriculum Rationale - Construction


Curriculum Overview - Design Technology

Curriculum Overview - Construction


Year 7 Technology Progress Grid

Year 8 Technology Progress Grid

Year 9 Technology Progress Grid




Technology News

Product Design 2018