Key Stage 3

In Years 7 and 8 the Design and Technology provision builds confidence whilst making practical products in specialised learning environments and developing the students specialised knowledge in each of the department’s subject areas.

Each subject area has tailored exciting and challenging projects that encourage all students of different abilities and skill levels to become assured and well-equipped self-learners. As students carousel through all subjects on offer, they are able to develop skills, understanding, knowledge and safe practices working with specialised tools and equipment in a safe and controlled environment in each of the following subject areas; Engineering and Metals, Timbers, Graphic Design and Architecture, Food, and Fashion and Textiles. The department regularly monitors all aspects of the KS3 curriculum to ensure consistency of approach and delivery, and progress is tracked through a comprehensive recording system. The department works closely with feeder primaries.

In Year 9, students have the opportunity to make some options choices where they can choose to deepen and enrich learning in some of the subjects that we offer, building on learning in years 7 and 8.