Design & Technology: Product Design, Fashion and Textiles, Food Preparation and Nutrition.

Staffing

Mr F Wilson – head of department
Mr R Dawson, Mr A Dawson  – teacher of design technology
Mrs C Clay – teacher of design technology / fashion and textiles
Mrs C Buckland, Mrs S Monkhouse – teacher of food preparation and nutrition / design technology
Mrs K Johnson, Mr D Stone – department technicians

Department Overview

Design and technology is taught to all KS3 pupils on a carousel with year 9 pupils opting for two design technology subjects. The design and technology department aims to give the pupils an understanding of design principals and practical skills so that they can learn to use tools, machinery and equipment with confidence. We emphasise the need to respond creatively and to be innovative within the confines of the brief. The design and technology carousel ensures students spend time in product design, textiles and food preparation and nutrition to build a broad base of skills and experiences. Our carousel programme is designed to build skills at every key stage and provide a solid base on which to progress up to KS5 and beyond.

Key Stage 3

Y7 – Engineering drawing technique, then working in hardwood and aluminium. Textiles project – desk top tidy
Y8 – Orthographic projection drawing technique. Re-purposing plastic mini project, then learning about innovation through iterative design. Textiles project.
Y9 – Isometric projection drawing technique. Design and make a passive speaker. Edge-lit LED light electronics project focusing on programmable components. Textiles project design and make a storage system.

Key Stage 4 GCSE Design Technology

Y10 – Presentation techniques portfolio, make a ‘skills stick’, design and make an automata – mechanical moving toy. Develop theory knowledge for exam. Begin researching GCSE NEA context.
Yr11 – NEA design and make task 30-35 hrs. Develop theory knowledge for exam 2hrs 50% of GCSE

Key Stage 5 A Level Product Design

Y12 – Presentation techniques portfolio. Laminating project. Product disassembly. Make a mini-hand plane including tempering and hardening a steel blade. 3D CAD design project. Begin researching NEA context.
Y13 – NEA design and make task. Develop theory knowledge for exams 50% of GCSE.

Key Stage 5 A Level Fashion and Textiles

Y12 – Presentation techniques portfolio. Laminating project. Product disassembly. Make a mini-hand plane including tempering and hardening a steel blade. 3D CAD design project. Begin researching NEA context.
Y13 – NEA design and make task. Develop theory knowledge for exams 50% of GCSE.