Design and Technology

Ideas must be put to the test. That's why we make things, otherwise they would be no more than ideas.

Andy Goldsworthy

Head of Faculty & Senior Curriculum Lead

Gwen Frye |


Asma Ali   |

Phoebe Moss

Jessica Hamp



The Design Technology curriculum aims to engage students in a variety of creative and practical activities that will provide the students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making.

Students will be taught how to Design, make and evaluate, whilst acquiring technical knowledge. At the start of each year all students in Y7, Y8 and Y9 will follow a preparatory course.

KS3 D&T Curriculum 


Our GCSE Resistant Materials specification sets out the knowledge, understanding and skills required to undertake the iterative design process of exploring, creating and evaluating. The majority of the specification will be delivered through the practical application of this knowledge and understanding. 

The subject content has been split into three sections as follows:

  • Core technical principles
  • Specialist technical principles
  • Designing and making principles

In order to make effective design choices students will need a breadth of core technical knowledge and understanding that consists of:

  • New and emerging technologies
  • Energy generation and storage
  • Developments in new materials
  • Systems approach to designing
  • Mechanical devices
  • Materials and their working properties.

KS4 Resistant Materials Curriculum 



D&T trips