Curriculum Intent

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

Mrs C Holden-Locke
Curriculum Leader Technology and Food

Mr D Poland
Teacher of Technology

Miss H Anam
Teacher of Food and Technology

Miss E Stephenson
Technology Technician


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 and for future
careers as designers of products that are innovative and as engineers to help develop industry by incorporating
new emerging technologies.



Curriculum Rationale - Design Technology

Curriculum Overview - Design Technology


Curriculum Rationale - Construction

Curriculum Overview - Construction

Year 7 Technology Progress Grid

Year 8 Technology Progress Grid

Year 9 Technology Progress Grid




Technology News

Product Design 2018