Key Stage 4

The Design Technology students in year 10 & 11 carry out research and design tasks in all areas of Design and Technology such as Hospitality and Catering, Textiles, Design Technology and Engineering. Their completed portfolios are then showcased in the end of year exhibition of success.

You can find out more information on all four subjects specialism by clicking on the links below:

WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering (Syllabus Number 601/7703/2),

WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Engineering (Syllabus Number 600/8645/2),

OCR Art and Design/Textiles (Syllabus Number J164)

Edexel GCSE Design Technology (Syllabus Number 1DT0).

Students will use all the skills they have gained during Key Stage 3 to produce a theory portfolio and practical pieces. They are encouraged to design products for the real world and explore how products are made in industry whether it be in an industrial kitchen or the world of auto manufacturing. Their research and development tasks are backed up by educational visits to the FESTO Research, Northampton, BBC Good Food show, Birmingham and lestercast LTD, Leicester, giving students first-hand experience of the real world of Design and Technology.

We believe that the Design and Technology Department enables students to become equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the rapidly changing world of Design and Technology in the future.