Key Stage 3 Design Technology

An introduction to Design Technology

At KS3 students will follow a carousel system of D&T subjects. During their time in Food Technology, Resistant Materials and Graphic Products they will research and analyse, design and develop, model and make and evaluate and improve. More importantly, they will be able to experience and have fun with technologies, systems and equipment that will be new to most of them and certainly used in new ways by all of them.

Please see detailed information for each year group below.

KS3 Curriculum Diagram DT

Key Stage 4 – GCSE Design Technology

This GCSE allows students to study core technical and designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment. Students will also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth. The key skills that students develop in this course are their creative designing ability and a range of practical and technical skills. Further to this students will need an enquiring mind and a willingness to develop your investigating, analysing and evaluating skills.  You will learn the core technical principles of all material areas in D&T (Woods, Metals, Plastics, Electronics, Graphics and Textiles) and then develop a specialist technical knowledge in one of these.

Please see detailed information for each year group below.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Information DT

KS4 Curriculum Diagram DT