including Food Studies, Hospitality & Catering and Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care
Food & Nutrition
Mr N C Bradbury
Mrs R K Mouat
Mr D S Dance
Design and technology gives our students the skills and abilities to engage positively with the designed and made world and to harness the benefits of technology becoming creative, skilled problem solvers and educated consumers. They learn how products are designed and manufactured, how to be innovative and to make creative use of a variety of resources including digital technologies, to improve the world around them. In studying Design and Technology, it is expected they will develop a broad range of knowledge, skills, and understanding, in a wide variety of materials and processes. Pupils will design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. At its core is developing skills, creativity and imagination. Students learn to design and make products that solve genuine, relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
What do we teach?
Key Stage 3
During Key Stage 3 we offer the opportunity to make many products in Food, Product design working in paper and board, wood, polymers and metal. The students rotate through the areas experiencing a variety of materials. Pupils will carry out practical and theory work and they will be assessed in their ability to research, develop, analyse and communicate their ideas, planning, making and evaluation. At the end of each term, pupils will be awarded a national curriculum level.
At Key Stage 4 students can follow a GCSE course of study in Design and Technology leading to a full GCSE qualification.
The department also offers the opportunity to study a vocational Hospitality & Catering Level 2 course and a Level 2 Child Development course. We have had many years of successful results at Key Stage 4.