Design and Technology

Departmental Staff
Curriculum Leader:Miss L Mepham
Assistant Curriculum Leader:Miss C Wickins
Subject Teachers:Mrs H Cornell (p/t)Miss R Tweed
Mr D SummersMrs L Wise
Miss L McNeilMr J Etienne
SLT Line Manager:Mr E Whiffin

Students rotate through three specialist areas in design and technology. Specialist teachers will work with students in food, 3D design and textiles. Students will experience a full term in each subject in year 7, 8 and 9. We offer GCSE options in food preparation and nutrition, three dimensional design and textile design. A-levels are offered in textiles and three dimensional design.

If any students are thinking of exploring any of the design and technology options or looking at a career in the creative, production or manufacturing industries then they should approach their teachers who will direct them to the best sources and courses.

Key Stage 3 

Year 7 

Year 7 start their design and technology journey by completing a wide range of tasks that will provide the building blocks as they progress through their time at FCC.

Students will experience a wide variety of activities and projects including; food safety and knife skills in their fajita practical in food, learning about plastics in the ocean and sustainability in 3D design and practicing their sewing machine skills in textiles.

Students will be introduced to career opportunities as well as cross curricula links across the subjects, including literacy and maths.

Year 8 

The year 8 journey continues to build on the foundation skills from year 7.

Students will focus their attention on bread and pastry in food, will focus on marking out and the use of machinery in 3D design and embellishments take centre stage in textiles. Students will look at the designers and chefs behind some of our most popular products and be inspired by their career outcomes.

Year 9 

Year 9 celebrates creativity and independence across the three rotations. Students will investigate and produce their own recipes in food, produce products of their choice in three dimensional design and create functional products in textiles. Students investigate a wide range of careers and explore opportunities during the course of the year. Options, careers and degrees are discussed with the most suitable courses for our students offered

Key Stage 4 

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

Key Stage 5 

At Key Stage 5 we offer a choice of the following courses (please click on the links below to visit the Sixth Form Website):