Design Technology

Summary of the department:

In Design and Technology at St Aidan’s, pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products to meet human needs in food and resistant materials.

Through Design and Technology, pupils develop confidence in using practical skills and become discriminating users of products.They apply their creative thinking and learn to innovate.

Summary of subject content


During KS4, students study Resistant Materials. Time spent in these subjects builds upon pupils’ confidence in using practical equipment safely and securely. They learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and as members of a team.

They combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues.

Scheme of Work

NCFE Level 2 Engineering Studies