Design & Technology

At Key Stage 5, pupils study the new AQA A-level Design and Technology: Product Design Specification.We teach the enhanced new course that is modern and relevant, so students can learn about contemporary technologies, materials and processes, as well as established practices.

The new qualifications place greater emphasis on understanding and applying iterative design processes. Students will use their creativity and imagination to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

We encourage our students to apply for design related degree courses at university. We will support you through out the UCAS application process (personal statement), portfolio creation and interview skills.

Year 12 
Mock NEA - No exam assessment . Design, make and evaluate project.

Technical principles: Theory lessons with weekly topic test

School exam at the end of the year (one paper).

Year 13
NEA - No exam assessment. Substantial design and make task 

Designing and making principles: Theory lessons with weekly topic test

National A Level exam at the end of the year (two papers).

Websites to access:

Ms M Vadgama – Head of Department