Welcome to Design and Technology

Design and Technology will equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to problem solve, design and test materials and understand how to safely construct a functional product. Staff


Key Stage 3
The Design and Technology course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access The Practical Skills KS4 AQA Qualification course in Key Stage 4. As well as theory knowledge listed below, pupils Design and Make at least 4 different products over half of the year before swapping and moving onto Food Technology for the remainder of the year. A range of skills are taught, allowing pupils the confidence to use tools and machinery to construct safe functional outcomes.


If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: s.frow@carlton.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

*Level 1/2 Technical Awards

This exciting brand new course offers a Level 1/2 in Materials Technology. It will equip learners with the knowledge; understanding and skills required make a range of skills based practical projects building on the skills from KS3 projects*
Unit 1 Skills based. 30% 6 practical small projects which enable a wide range of technical skills and accuracy (1 project will be manufactured within a team of students working together to replicate mass manufacturing).

Unit 2 Skills based. 30% 1 overall functional product made combining a range of skills an example is a piece of storage.

Unit 3 External exam 40% A written paper with a choice of multiple choice and essay styles questions.


If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: s.frow@carlton.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for Design and Technology
Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area