Design and Technology

The Design and Technology Department is made up of five full-time teaching staff members and two part-time technicians. Members of staff teach students from Year 7 to Year 13 across all 3 Key Stages.


Miss S West: Head of Department
Mr R Kiggins: Teacher of Design & Technology
Mr J Tynan: Teacher of Design & Technology
Mr B Wardell: Teacher of Design & Technology
Mr A Robertson: Technician
Mrs K Galloway: Food Technician

The Design and Technology Department is well resourced with two workshops (Rooms BGC & BGE), two CAD graphics rooms with computers, plotter cutters, 3D printers and a laser cutter (BGA & BGF) and a fully equipped food technology room with 12 separate kitchen stations.


The Design and Technology Department offers the following specialist design subjects at KS4;

GCSE Product Design with AQA
This course allow students to work with a range of materials including; wood, plastic, metal, card and textiles. It builds on a range of skills including; technical drawing, CAD/CAM, making skills and the application of maths, science, material properties, manufacturing techniques, environmental issues, social issues and future technologies.

Our GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition course with OCR awarding body focusses on food science, food safety, nutrition, food provenance, social influences and future technologies.

At KS5 we follow the Advanced Level AQA Product Design course, with a focus on Resistant Materials. It encourages pupils to become innovative and creativie designers, building on the knowledge covered at GCSE.

The KS3 curriculum is designed to prepare students for all areas of our GCSE courses via mini-projects.

Year 7 - Food, Resistant Materials and Paper Modelling and Mechanisms.

Year 8 - Textiles, Resistant Materials and Computer Design/Manufacture.

Year 9 - Food, Product Design and Graphics

STEM opportunities during 2019-20 for Hayes School students and their submitted designs