Design and Technology

The Design and Technology department are delighted with the outstanding products produced by our learners across the whole range of material areas. As part of our programme of study all learners will undertake a series of Focused Practical Activities, ‘Design and Make’ assignments and theory based exercises to develop knowledge and understanding within each of the material areas. These activities are tailored to build skills in designing and making using a variety of contexts within the various material areas.

Our aim is to encourage independent learners with an enjoyment for the subject.

Key Stage 4

All of our Key Stage 4 courses build on and develop the skills taught throughout Key Stage 3 and lead towards the completion of the major controlled assessment task(s).

 At Key Stage 4 all learners choose a dedicated Design Technology course to follow from:

 Resistant Materials

 Graphic Products

Construction and the Built Environment

Applied Construction


Food Technology

Textiles Technology 


Staffing -


 Mr Bannister


Head of Faculty – Design & Technology


 Mr Hawkins


Design & Technology; i/c Construction courses


 Mrs Brewster


Design & Technology; i/c Food Technology


 Miss Williams


Design & Technology: Textiles and Graphic Products


 Mr Burgess


Design & Technology;  i/c A level Product Design


 Mr Bloom


i/c ITT


Design & Technology; Graphic Products and Engineering


 Mrs Farrow


Design & Technology


 Mrs Nesling


Home Technology Technician


 Mr Lightowler


Design & Technology Technician