Key Stage 3

Students work on a rotational basis at Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and 8) with Food Technology, Photography and ICT.

This gives the students 8 weeks in each subject.

At the end of Year 8, students can choose to carry on with Design Technology as a GCSE option.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 runs through Years 9, 10 and 11.
GCSE students study from the AQA GCSE 8552 Specification.

Subject Specific Equipment

A scientific calculator, we recommend the Casio FX-83 or Casio FX-85. As this is the one that students are taught to use for GCSE Maths.

Students may wish to purchase Art supplies to support their design skills, however this is not a requirement.


The department includes a Practical workshop with a variety of tools, CAD suite with 16 computers, Graphics Classroom with two 3D printers.

Design Technology in Each Year

For more detailed information about how Design Technology is taught at St George's please select the appropriate year group below: