Design and Technology

Mrs Rosemary Byrne (Head of Department) BA (South Glamorgan Institute) ATC (Goldsmith's)  
Mrs Mimi Fogden BA (Birmingham) PGCE (Wolverhampton) Food
Mr Andy Johnson BA (University of the Creative Arts) PGCE (Buckingham) Graphic Communication
Mrs Julia Valbonesi BA (London College of Fashion) PGCE (Reading)  

Lower School

The Department offers courses to all pupils in Years 7 and 8, that enable them to experience a range of focused tasks and context-driven projects in a selection of the three areas of Food, Graphics and Resistant Materials.  In order to maximise the teaching time available within each subject area, the pupils are taught on a carousel system.  

Pupils may opt to continue with their interest in Design and Technology in Year 9, following courses in Food Preparation and Nutrition and Resistant Materials.  These courses both cover modules to prepare pupils for GCSE.

Pupils in Years 10 and 11 will take part in a variety of interesting trips such as an Innovation Showcase at Oxford University and visit the Design Museum, among other exciting opportunities and visits.  There is also the opportunity in Year 11 to apply for the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship.

Sixth Form

Pupils may opt to study examination courses at GCSE in Design & Technology: Resistant Materials and Food Preparation and Nutrition.  We offer A level Design & Technology: Product Design and are launching WJEC Food Science and Nutrition Level 3 Diploma to start in September 2020.

Some examples of girls' work in Resistant Materials and Food Preparation and Nutrition can be viewed below:

Design & Technology 2018
GCSE Food 2018-19