Our Design & Technology Staff

  • 2 Resistant Materials/Construction/Graphic Teachers.
  • 1 part-time Textiles Teacher.
  • 1 part-time (4 days) Food/Graphic Teacher.
  • 2 Workshop Technicians.
  • 1 Food/Catering Technician.

The Subjects

Key Stage 3:

Years 7 and 8 are taught in mixed ability groups.  Each group completes 2 modules each term (6 in total).  The 6 modules include, Resistant Materials, Food and Graphics.

Year 9 Students specialise in a chosen are of study: Graphic design, resistant materials, construction or Catering.

Key Stage 4:

BTEC Level 1/2 Construction in the Built Environment.  The course covers all aspects of the construction industry to include practical experiences in all trades, the course comprises of practical assessment and an external examination.

Graphic design GCSE (OCR)

Resistant materials GCSE (OCR)

Catering GCSE (WJEC)

Key Stage 5:

Cskills Level 2 and 3 Site Carpentry and Joinery.  This is a trade recognised qualification and will allow pupils to work on site as a joiner.  You will study units in first and second fix joinery to include roofs and working at heights.  This is a two year course and is equal to 2 and a half A levels. (Level 2 is completed in Y12 and level 3 in Y13)

Teaching and Learning

The Technology Departments offers an excellent breadth and depth of subject skills, knowledge and understanding drawing from a wide variety of staff backgrounds in both education, private enterprise and large scale industry.

The department has an excellent workshop, drawing office, catering and construction facilities with the ability to deliver a wide range of subjects including:

  • Graphic Products
  • Resistant Materials Technology
  • Systems & Control Technology
  • Catering
  • Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Bricklaying
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Plastering
  • Painting & Decorating

With a good track record for success in both externally assessed examinations and coursework projects.