Design Technology and Vocational Learning

About Us

The Design Technology and Vocation Learning Faculty strives to provide outstanding lessons in which students achieve well, enjoy their learning and are creative. We aim to provide a stimulating environment with a hard-working and positive atmosphere, where students encourage one another and are inspired to be successful. We hope that students will learn to work confidently, independently and creatively, incorporating new technologies at every opportunity and learning to be prepared for the world of lifelong learning and the career that awaits them.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, students develop their skills in a range of DT disciplines to solve a number of problems and create distinctive products.
Students study textiles, electronic products, graphics, food technology, resistant materials, product design and engineering to complete projects such as:

  • culture cushions
  • kooky kritters
  • personal alarms
  • MP3 speakers
  • mechanical cards
  • clocks
  • structural engineering challenges
  • healthy food dishes
  • maze game
  • soft drink packaging
  • flat pack toys

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, we offer Product Design, Textiles, Electronic Products, Food and Nutrition and Engineering at GCSE level – all through the AQA ‘Design and Technology’ specifications.
Child Development is offered as a GCSE.
We also offer a level 2 vocational course in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy and examined through VTCT.


Homework and revision information.

The following are links for Design and Technology revision and homework.

“Time flies really quickly when you are being creative and enjoying yourself”

Y11 student

“I love getting to make products”

Y7 student

“I like using the machinery to cut and shape materials”

Y9 student