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
Mrs 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 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 exam board. Which allows for pupils 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.

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition with OCR exam board. Focusing on food science, food safety, nutrition, food provenance, social influences and future technologies.

At KS5 we follow the A2 AQA Product Design course, with a focus on Resistant Materials. It encourages pupils to become innovative and creativity designers. Building upon the knowledge cover at GCSE.
The KS3 curriculum is designed to prepare pupils for all of areas of the GCSE's 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