Design & Technology

Inspire our students to be creative and curious, enabling them to solve real life problems and discover what's possible in the wider world of technology.


Key Stage 3

The National Curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

Cooking and Nutrition:

Year 7 units of study include a focus on the key concepts of:

Year 8 units of study include a focus on the key concepts of:

Year 9 units of study include a focus on the key concepts of:

Key Stage 4

Students will select one of the three Design and Technology subjects to study in more detail Resistant Materials OR Textiles OR Graphics. Design and Technology is an area of study that focuses on planning, designing and creating products which people use. GCSE Design and Technology will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.

Our GCSE allows students to study core technical and designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment. They will also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth.

Useful Website Links:

Scroll down to 'Design and Technology'. You will then be able to select AQA. The content of this site covers all of the topics studied on the AQA 8552 GCSE course that we follow. Every aspect is to be understood and it supports the content of the Knowledge Organisers very well.

Has lots of fabulous content. However, I would recommend that students use the 'New D and T GCSE' tab and read through aspects of this depending on what topic they are interested in revising at the time.

Adobe Spark lets you turn your text and photos into a professional-looking, attention-​getting graphic. This program will support your Graphic design projects to enable you to show creative final outcomes.

Revision specific for DT with videos, online quizzes and interactive content.