Curriculum Intent

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

Mrs C Holden-Locke
Curriculum Leader Technology and Food

Miss A Molyneux
Teacher of Technology

Mrs B Wood
DT 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 whilst taking into account the improving local economy and labour market.



Curriculum Rationale - Design Technology

Curriculum Overview - Design Technology

Year 7 Technology Progress Grid

Year 8 Technology Progress Grid

Year 9 Technology Progress Grid




Technology News

Product Design 2018