In Design and Technology, we strive to develop our student’s curiosity and understanding of how products work within the real world. We focus on a core structure of Analysis, Design, Make and Evaluate which is integrated throughout each project in Key stage 3, Key stage 4 and Key stage 5.

It is our aim to develop students’ independence and resilience whilst working within a range of scenarios.

Syllabus

Design Technology at St George's follows the AQA specification from Year 9 to Year 11. More detailed information about what will be taught can be found on the appropriate year page.

Students work on a rotational basis at Key Stage 3 (Year 7 & 8) with Design & Technology, Photography and ICT. This gives the students 8 weeks in each subject.

Subject 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.

Facilities

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: