Design & Technology




Design & Technology


Subject leader

Mr S.Marsh

Beauty Therapy

About the subject

Design and Technology helps students develop the ability to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. It enables pupils to explore the foundation of graphical drawing and using a multitude of tools to craft their designs. It enables pupils to develop skill with machining and make their imagination a reality.

Year 7 Overview







Year 7 acts as the introduction to basic tools and skills used in Design Technology. Throughout the year, pupils will carry out a number of projects that test their ability in manipulating materials and using tools. The projects studied are:

Key Fob Project.

Steady-Hand Game Project.

Pencil Holder project.


Year 8 Overview

Building upon the skills from year 7, students will carry out more challenging projects such as:

The Toy Project.

Design and make a Clock Project.

Fabricate Jewellery Project.


Year 9 Overview








Year 9 serves as the foundation to GCSE study, utilizing tools and techniques that are essential to study at Year 10 and 11. The projects studied include:


Logo Project.

Model Project.

Plane Project.



Year 10 Overview

Year 11 Overview

This specification requires students to develop their knowledge of woods, metals, plastics and composite materials. Other materials may also be used and the use of new technologies is also encouraged.

This course has 60 per cent controlled assessment in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.

Exam board used for GCSE

AQA - Resistant Materials & Graphic Products GCSE

Link to the specification from the exam board

For the Link to the Resistant Materials specification, Click Here


For the link to the Graphic Products specification, Click Here.


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