Technology and Design

Creating futures and manufacturing dreams


Where every pupil gains knowledge and skills through a project based learning.


A range of successful, exciting subjects combining design, manufacturing and CAD skills.


A Level Design and Technology and Level 3 BTEC Engineering provide opportunites for success

Key Stage 3


Two practical projects are completed in each year within junior school. A range of materials are used to develop the use and competency of hand tools and machinery. The areas of study include:

Health and Safety       Plastics

Wood                           Metal

Electronics                  Mechanisms

CAD                             CAM

Key Stage 4


GCSE Technology and Design

Technology and Design is concerned primarily with the design and manufacture of high quality technological products. Every design is influenced by outside factors such as consumer demand, the state of the market, customer expectations and consumer laws.

Pupils will learn to:

· tackle and solve design and technological problems to meet human needs within a range

of contexts, such as home, school, leisure, community, business and industry. Essentially, we

are searching for better ways to do things, inventing solutions and taking risks.

During the course pupils will have opportunity to:

· study electronics, pneumatics, mechanisms, materials, computer control and safety

· Design and manufacturing through the medium of research, sketching, CAD/CAM (solidworks, milling machines, 3-D printing and laser cutting)


Progression to Post 16

 Progression to academic and vocational courses including Design & Technology (Product Design) and BTEC Engineering.  In addition, it provides a basis for those seeking employment in a wide range of settings such as construction, engineering, product design, manufacturing, environmental technology and architecture.

GCSE Engineering

This course gives a comprehensive introduction to the world of Engineering. Pupils find out about the process of Designing and make an engineered product

from two materials.  Engineering materials and components are also studied.

Progression to Post 16

 ¨ Various engineering courses and career opportunities within the engineering profession

¨ A Level Engineering

¨ A Level Technology & Design

Occupational Studies - Carpentry and Joinery


The world of work is changing.  Today it is uncommon to have only one occupation throughout their working life, so skills and knowledge need to be able to adapted thought or careers.

This course is designed to provide vocational skills in carpentry and joinery. It covers a  health and safety issues with respect to activities in carpentry and joinery;  consideration of career opportunities related to working with wood in the construction industry;

an appreciation of environmental issues relating to timber;

the appropriate use of basic carpentry and joinery hand tools and hand- held power tools; Construction of a range of carpentry and joinery models relating to site-based activities, incorporating a wide range of joints and jointing methods. 



GCE Design and Technology

Product Design Resistant materials

This allows pupils to develop knowledge, understanding, skills and application for designing products.  This subject encompasses a wide range of design disciplines but it is firmly rooted in the skills required to design and make high quality products.


The two main areas of study are creativity and sustainability.  Skills are developed resulting in the design and manufacture of an artefact.



It provides an excellent grounding for those seeking employment in a variety of settings including various roles within Engineering, Construction and Technology Industries.

BTEC National Award in Engineering

Course Structure

A six unit course equivalent to A Level.  Grading is Pass, Merit or Distinction. 


Course Content

It will give the student an understanding of the practical skills and knowledge needed for a career in the engineering industry – it will help discover what various opportunities exist and how to progress within each field.



Health and Safety in the Engineering Workshop

Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

Electrical and engineering Principles

Applications of Mechanical Systems in Engineering

Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials



It is possible to progress further into Higher Education or into employment e.g. mechanical engineer technician or electronic engineering technician

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment


The Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment is composed of a selection of vocationally related modules which are assessed through work realistic assignments and projects. Six modules are required for the achievement of a Subsidiary Diploma.

Progression  and career opportunities:

The course is primarily designed for those who wish to progress to university to study degrees in construction related disciplines including, architecture, civil engineering, building surveying, quantity surveying, planning and property investment.



The course is divided into six units:

1. Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
2. Sustainable Construction

3. Building Technology in Construction

4. Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment

5. Surveying in Construction & Civil Engineering

6. Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction


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