Design Technology 2017-2018.

Welcome to Design Technology

The department is compiled of four teaching staff and two technicians; There is one specialist teacher per area – Engineering, Catering and Textiles, with technicians supporting in Engineering and Catering.

The department benefits from a dedicated suite of laptops with specialist software. We also have many CAD/CAM machines including laser cutters, vinyl cutters, a 3D Printer and a Roland MDX 40 CNC machine. We also have manual lathes, milling machines, plus a foundry and casting area. The department has a fully functional catering kitchen and dining area for Catering and in Textiles we have a number of sewing machines, over lockers and a dye-sublimation printer.

Meet the Team

Mrs Andrea Brown, Head of Department, Engineering Teacher
Miss Rachel Collin, Catering Teacher
Ms Seana Rice, Associate Principal & Textiles Technology Teacher
Mrs Kelly Smith, Textiles Technology Teacher

You can contact any teacher using the format

Key Stage 3 Technology, Overview

Classes follow a half termly carousel to enable students to experience all subject specialisms. Rotations are on average 5-8 weeks long and give students the opportunity to study 3 main assessment areas of the curriculum: D&T in Society, Designing and Making & Evaluating. Students work through specialist booklets targeted towards the completion of at least one practical object per specialism. Projects range from periscopes and tie dyed t-shirts to mood lights and travel puzzles.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Mr R Burton, Head of Department


Key Stage 4 Technology Overview (Options)


Enrichment Opportunities