Events At a Glance

29/04/2019 YEAR 9 PARENTS EVE
26/06/2019 YEAR 11 PROM


Design And Technology

General Information/Overview

Design and technology is about providing opportunities for students to develop their capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products.

The subject provides excellent opportunities for students to apply value judgements of an aesthetic, economic, moral, social, and technical nature in their designing and to existing products and their applications. It also provides excellent opportunities for teamwork.

Students use a range of communication skills, including verbal, graphical and modelling skills, to help their thinking and ability to take action in the process of designing.

Teaching Staf

  • Mrs Hunter
  • Mr Neal
  • Mrs Johnson
  • Mrs Westerside-Downes
  • Miss Waters

Support Staff

  • Mrs Roberts - Food Technician
  • Mr Lynch – D&T Technician


Key Stage 3 Design and Technology allows students to develop practical skills and technical know-how through a range of subject specific projects. Through individual and group activities, experimental work and problem solving tasks, students are prepared to cope in our rapidly changing technological world.

Students learn about materials and resources including the underlying science, design, and technological knowledge, skills and understanding.

As they do so, they evaluate present and past design and technology, and its uses and effects. Through Design and Technology pupils develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products. They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.


Child Development
Child Development gives candidates an opportunity to extend and apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of the development and care of children from conception to the age of five. Their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence relating to their personal interest will also be developed.

Creative Textiles
Creative Textiles is about being motivated and excited about producing a portfolio of work that demonstrates a personal response to a specific starting point, brief, scenario or stimuli.

Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate an expressive, decorative or functional response through the use of fabrics, dyes and fibres and explore a range of available techniques and processes.

This course offers the opportunity to develop your knowledge and extend your skills of hospitality. This includes the skills related to the preparation and carrying out of events and functions. Candidates will have knowledge and understanding of the structure of the hospitality industry, including job roles, the types of services provided, menu planning, preparation of food, customer care and standards of service.

Product Design
During the course students take part in a range of activities that develop innovation, imagination, creativity and independence when designing products. It offers a unique opportunity for candidates to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products or systems in a wide range of contexts relating to their personal interests. Students will develop their skills through working with a range of designing media, modelling and production methods and through the use of ICT.

Resistant Materials
Design and Technology Resistant Materials is a multi-media course. Students will design and make products using a range of materials and techniques. A working knowledge of wood, metal, plastics and composite materials will be required.

The course leads to a GCSE in Design Technology Resistant Materials.

Trips (optional)

  • The Apple Store, Manchester
  • Design Office, Crewe
  • Siemens Make-it, Enterprise Schools Challenge, Congleton

Extra Curricular (optional)

STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) – Run in conjunction with the Science department.