Design Technology

The Design & Technology area is a busy, vibrant and popular department.

Continuing investment has resulted in modern workshops equipped with the latest machinery for design and manufacture. In addition to graphical and practical skills, students are encouraged to embrace CAD-CAM, including laser technology.

Within the Food & Textiles areas, classrooms offer excellent facilities, including interactive white boards, state of the art equipment, e.g. sublimation printer, CAM embroidery sewing machine, blast chiller and a wide range of specialist tools.

Pupils develop a range of skills to enable them to design and make high quality products. It is encouraged for pupils to strive for excellence and to be free to be experimental in order to unleash their creative potential.

Student projects, including supporting folder work and finished products, are of the highest standard. Research, development and critical evaluation are the bedrock of a department which has produced consistently high examination results at BTEC, GCSE and A-level

  • Teaching Staff

    Mr J Morgan – Head of Design & Technology – Construction/Graphics email: DandT@jkhs.org.uk
    Mrs J Bartlett – Second in Department – Food/Textiles, email: DandT@jkhs.org.uk
    Mrs S Ferguson – Food
    Mrs K Stone-Fewings – Construction/Product Design
    Mrs N Harvey – Construction/Graphics
    Mr A Jordan – Construction/Engineering
    Mrs V Burley – Construction/Textiles
    Mrs S Tradgett – Textiles
    Miss R Williams – KS3 Textiles

  • Support Staff

    Technician support is available in both the workshop and food/textiles areas.

  • Key Stage Three courses

    All pupils in Years 7 – 9 study Design and Technology.  The subject is all about learning to design and make, using a range of equipment and technological activities.  In Years 7, 8 and 9 you visit three focus areas, which include Food, Textiles and Construction (wood, metal, plastics, electronics, systems and control, and graphics).  In these areas you are taught how to design and make a variety of products, using a range of materials and equipment.  For food and textiles, you usually have to bring your own ingredients and fabric. In construction, you are required to pay a small amount towards the cost of materials and components.

    Time

    Currently, Years 7, 8 & 9 pupils have 2 hours of Design and Technology per week.

    What students can expect

    Students will be working busily within our lessons, learning about materials and the safe use of equipment.  You will also be taught to come up with your own design ideas and to produce finished products.

    What do you need to be ‘good’ at Design and Technology?

    Successful pupils will be alert and interested in their surroundings – looking at the design of items and being curious about what they are made from, and how they are made.  They need to be good at listening to instructions and working to a time limit.  They also need to be able to work positively and to be proud of the things that they produce.

    The homework set for the lower school classes are listed in the Schemes of Work.

  • Key Stage Four

    We currently offer WJEC Resistant Materials, AQA Graphic Products, BTEC Engineering, AQA Food & AQA Textiles.

    To find out about these courses please use this link.

    Homework for examination classes is also listed in current schemes of work, however it is left to the discretion of the subject teacher to set homework suitable for the class. This will generally be an extension of the lesson’s work, preparation for the CAT (at KS4) along with project folio work.

  • Key Stage Five

    We currently offer WJEC Product Design, AQA Food & Edexcel Art & Design (Textiles).

    To find out about these courses please follow this link.

    Homework for examination classes is also listed in current schemes of work, however it is left to the discretion of the subject teacher to set homework suitable for the class. This will generally be an extension of the lesson’s work, along with project folio work.