Design and Technology

Departmental Staff
Curriculum Leader Mr D Woods               
Asst Curriculum Leader      Mrs H Cornell   
Subject Teachers Miss L Mepham
Miss R Tweed
Mrs L Wise
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 throughout the whole of years 7 to 9. There are four subjects taught including Graphic Design, Food and Nutrition, Textiles and 3D Design. 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 project
  • Food and Nutrition
    • Healthy eating and balanced diet
  • Textiles
    • Aboriginal pencil case project
    • Indian art
  • 3D Design
    • Workshop skills and machine understanding project

Download Scheme of Work – Year 7

Year 8

  • Graphics
    • Pop-up books
  • Food and Nutrition
    • Pastry, pizza, pasta and sauces
  • Textiles
    • Marine panel project
  • 3D Design
    • Movie moments project

Download Scheme of Work – Year 8

Year 9

  • Graphics
    • Promotional project
  • Food and nutrition
    • Asian cooking and healthy takeaway dish
  • Textiles
    • Fairs and carnivals
  • 3D Design
    • 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 homework. 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 Preparation & Nutrition (Home Economics)
  • 3D Design
  • 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
  • 3D Design

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