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Design Technology

Subject leader:

  • Mr S Dialpuri
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Subject staff:

  • Mrs A Burke
  • Mr Q Howell
  • Miss K Newey


Key Stage 4 curriculum overview:

The key stage 4 curriculum comprises of two areas; Food and Design Technology.


Students gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors.  Students get the opportunities to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.


Students study core technical and designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials, techniques and equipment.  They will study specialist technical principles in greater depth.  These range from electronics, textiles, graphics and resistant materials areas.


During Year 10 and 11 the focus is on learning skills and techniques learned through completing practical activities.  These skills will be used in the non-examination assessment that takes place during Year 11.   Assessment is through written examination and practical work.



Knowledge check dates:




Mid-term assessment dates:







Study support session run every Thursday after school from 3.15 to 4.15 pm

UCB Young Chef of the Year competition


Trips and visits offered:

Trips are run through the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provision.