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Design & Technology

Design and Technology is taught in a state of the art technology suite by dedicated and enthusiastic staff. We hope to encourage the next generation of Engineers, Fashion Designers, Caterers, Architects and Product Designers through our own love of making. Students are challenged to design and manufacture products in a range of subject areas including Product Design, Textiles and Food.


Technology Clubs take place each week. Please see latest after school events for details. Technology trips and workshops occur throughout the year including: Knit and Stitch, STEM visits and STEM workshops.


Year 7 Design and Technology is all about creative challenge for those students who have Design and Technology skills, and training up those students who have not worked in Design and Technology before. Students complete a Design and Technology quiz to assess starting points.

All students rotate across three material areas, Food, Textiles and Product Design. In Food, students design and make a range of products based on the school’s healthy eating policy. They develop skills, knowledge and understanding of equipment, processes, heating methods and handy measures.

In Textiles, create a samples workbook, which they can use in future years as a reference point for the wide range of techniques which they cover in this subject.
Students explore processes such as tie dye, block printing, stitch and stencil work.

In Product Design, students design and make a wind chime using hand and industrial equipment and CAD/CAM design programmes. Working with materials such as MDF, pine, plywood, bamboo and aluminium, they work cooperatively developing skills in workshop safety.


All students have their specific material areas knowledge assessed at the beginning and end of each rotation. Students take home their finished products; photographs are kept in their folders to show their progress.

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