Design & Technology

The document linked below outlines how we have sequenced knowledge and skills in each academic year:


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Click here to access the KS3 and KS4 Design & Technology Super Curriculum.

Click here to access the KS5 Design & Technology Super Curriculum.


A career in design and technology involves developing creative, tech-based solutions to existing problems. This can mean anything from designing innovative video games to creating indoor living spaces that are both functional and visually appealing. As technology continues to grow and evolve, so does the need for people with strong backgrounds in design technology.

Employers include product manufacturers; car manufacturers, designers, retailers. Self-employment, or employment within a design-based consultancy, is also possible.

Career Ideas: architecture, construction, CAD technician, automotive engineer, materials engineer, planning, production, manufacturing, science & technology, interior design, clothing/textile technologist, product design, games design, web design, interior & spatial design, furniture design, conservator/restorer, colour technologist, exhibition design, graphics, robotics, industrial design, advertising and much more.

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Key Stage 3

Over a fortnightly timetable, KS3 students receive:

  • 2 hours of guided learning.
  • 1 hour of homework.

Key Stage 4

Qualification: GCSE Design & Technology
Exam board: EDEXCEL

Over a fortnightly timetable, GCSE students receive:

  • 4 hours of guided learning.
  • 2 hours of homework.

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Key Stage 5

Qualification: A Level Design & Technology (Product Design)
Exam board: EDEXCEL

Over a fortnightly timetable, A Level students receive:

  • 10 hours of guided learning.
  • 10 hours of homework.

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