Key Stage 4

We are proud to offer a range of subjects at KS4 which allow a breadth of learning and experience under the Design and Technology Area.

Across these subjects we aim to prepare students to take part confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. We give them the chance to work creatively when designing and making by applying technical and practical knowledge. Students learn how to take risks, and solve problems becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through looking at past and present design and technology students develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. The curriculum we offer compliments STEM subjects across the school, providing skills and knowledge for employment.

Whatever subject area our students choose to specialise in, they look at important issues that affect design in the wider world, such as sustainability, global issues and user-centred design. They learn about a range of materials, processes and components that can be used imaginatively to create high quality products, prototypes and samples that are fit for purpose.