Design and Technology

The Design and Technology Department is made up of five full-time Teaching staff and one Technician. Members of staff teach students from Year 7 to Year13 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 Robertson: Technician

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


At KS3 students have the chance to experience the full breadth of Design and Technology skills and will follow projects in resistant materials, graphics, textiles technology, food, structures and engineering and product design. They will be taught how to use a variety of tools and materials creatively as well as how to research ideas, design, develop, experiment and evaluate work.

The Design and Technology department offers the following specialist design subjects at KS4; GCSE Resistant Materials, Food Technology, Graphic Products and Product Design through the AQA examination board.

At KS5 we follow the AS & A2 OCR Product Design course with a focus on resistant materials and graphic products. Innovation, creativity, sustainable design and learning from mistakes are the key skills that are introduced in year 7 and that are developed and built upon across all key stages.

The department runs a variety of clubs including graphic design, food technology and textiles technology. There are catch up clubs for all key stages available throughout the week.