Design and technology drives and inspires creativity amongst students. Students become confident users of techniques, tools and materials and critical users of technology. A high proportion of teaching is through practical work in excellent facilities.
All students at Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8) follow four nine-week rotations, each focusing on a different material. They develop the skills needed for the different elements of the Design Process and are assessed on these in particular.
In Year 9 students begin courses in Technology that they have opted for as part of the GCSE options process in Year 8. GCSE Courses in Technology include: Food Preparation and Nutrition, Design Technology with a Resistant Material or Textiles focus and Engineering.