Welcome to Design and Technology, Food and Textiles
Key Stage 3
The KS3 programmes of study for Design & Technology, Food and Textiles are delivered through participation in a wide variety of designing and making activities.
These activities are progressive in nature, relevant to pupils’ age and ability and governed by the nature of projects undertaken. Pupils will work with a range of materials, including wood, metals, plastics and textiles using appropriate tools, equipment and manufacturing processes to make functioning practical outcomes. They will also combine, mix and cook ingredients following a series of familiar recipes to make healthy, nutritional meals. Theory and practice is taught side by side whenever possible as opposed to being taught in isolation. Whenever possible, the most effective resources available are used to help enhance, assist and stimulate in the delivery of the subject matter.
Key Stage 4
The following Specifications are offered for GCSE (All are 60% Coursework)
Resistant Materials AQA | Graphic Products AQA | Textiles Technology AQA | Food Technology AQA | Engineering (dual) | Edexcel
Key Stage 5
The Following Specifications are offered for GCE (Each consists of AS 2 Modules, 25% Theory 25% Coursework. A2 2 Modules, 25% Theory 25% Coursework)
Design and Technology 3D Product Design AQA | Design and Technology Textiles AQA
The department is equipped with the latest state of the art equipment which includes:
Interactive white boards; CNC sewing machines; CNC routers; CNC Vinyl cutters and a Laser Cutter. Students also have access to a range of other computer equipment including, A3 colour printer and scanner; A3 sublimation printer; Mug and T-shirt presses.
Supervised Department facilities are available at lunchtime and after school by arrangement. Students often participate in local and national competitions such as the Clothes Show and Technology challenges.