Design and Technology


Our design-centred ethos is central to our Key Stage 3 curriculum, where students learn the skills and knowledge of designing and making across a number of short and longer projects.

Through the study of both the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, and with an emphasis on modelling, making and thinking, students are well prepared for GCSEs in Design and Technology.  They also develop their ability to be a discerning consumer!


Students can study GCSEs in

Product Design (AQA 4555)  or
Food Technology (AQA 4545)

Both courses involve a combination of written exams and controlled assessment design and make tasks.

This enables students to develop a rich understanding of designing for human need through designing and making their own high-quality products.