Design and Technology

Departmental Staff
Curriculum Leader Mr D Woods               
Asst Curriculum Leader      Mrs H Cornell (maternity leave)   
Subject Teachers Miss L Mepham
Mrs H Penfold

Miss R Tweed

SLT Line Manager Miss L Szymura  

Design & Technology – Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students have 4 lessons each fortnight and are taught in mixed groups groups throughout the whole of years 7 to 9. There are four subjects taught including Graphic Design, Food Technology, Textiles and Resistant Materials. Students experience three subjects in each academic year, one per term, with the fourth subject being taught the following year.
The main programmes of work in each year of Key Stage 3 are summarised as follows with further details contained in schemes of work:

Year 7

  • Graphics
    • Basic graphics skills
    • Design packaging design project
  • Food Technology
    • Healthy eating and balanced diet
  • Textiles
    • Aboriginal pencil case project
  • Resistant Materials
    • Workshop skills and machine understanding project
    •   ‘Snappa Graber’ project

Download Scheme of Work – Year 7

Year 8

  • Graphics
    • Pop-up books
  • Food Technology
    • Pastry, pizza, pasta and sauces
  • Textiles
    • Marine panel project
  • Resistant Materials
    • Skateboard project
    • Elastic-band powered cars project

Download Scheme of Work – Year 8

Year 9

  • Graphics
    • Promotional project
  • Food Technology
    • Asian cooking and healthy takeaway dish
  • Textiles
  • Recycled materials project
  • Resistant Materials
    • Build a prototype project
    • Design and build a model project

Download Scheme of Work – Year 9

Creative and talented students are given extended tasks and projects in both class work and home work. They are also given the opportunity to participate in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project and Young Chefs Club held at Chichester College.

Design & Technology – Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 we offer a choice of the following GCSE courses:

  • Food & Nutrition (Home Economics)
  • Graphic Communication
  • Resistant Materials
  • Textile Design

Please refer to the ‘Key Stage 4 Courses Booklet‘ for further details.

Design & Technology – Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 we offer a choice of the following design and technology courses at both AS and A2 levels:

  • Textile design

Please refer to the ‘Sixth Form Prospectus‘ for further details.