Design & Technology

Design & Technology Teacher: Mr Evans

What is Design and Technology?

The Design and Technology curriculum provides pupils with the opportunity to create original products to a high standard, using traditional and modern techniques.

A range of materials, components and methods are used to design, make, model and improve outcomes mirroring procedure and practice from industry.

In KS3 you will Study:

Processes & Manufacture

To be able to identify manufacturing systems, commercial processes and issues relating to scales of production.

Materials & Components

Via the design and make process to experience using a variety of materials from paper and board to plastics timber and metals. To study the various finishing processes that can be used to enhance products.

Design & Market Influences

To be able to recognise a need, to create a solution that meets the needs of the client.

Techniques & Processes

To develop various skills including sketching, enhancement, presentation, pictorial drawings, working drawings and surface development.

Use of ICT

To use ICT to research and represent data as well as using it to design and manufacture (CAD/CAM).


To be able to recognise quality of construction and manufacture. To create products with regard to various ethical issues including economic and sustainable.

What is GCSE Design and Technology all about?

GCSE Design and Technology will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.

GCSE D&T allows students to study core technical and designing and making principles, including a broad range of design processes, materials techniques and equipment. They will also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth.


Year 10: Develop technical knowledge and understanding of exam content

through a mixture of Theory and practical lessons – Conduct a mini NEA (Non Exam Assessment) project to prepare for the real thing with a focus on CAD/CAM. Pupils commence the actual NEA in the last term of Year 10.

Year 11: Complete Non-Exam Assessment (a substantial Research, Design, Make and Evaluate task – 30-35 hours approximately) and prepare for written exam paper.

50% of the final mark in taken from the NEA, the other 50% is the Written Exam.


Please contact Mr Evans or Faculty Leader Mrs Williams for more information about this subject.

Mr J Evans

Mr C Godwin