Design Technology

Design and Technology (D&T) is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to live and work in the designed and made world.

At Broughton we are very proud of our recently refurbished 'state of the art' facilities that offer all our pupils access to the very best teaching and learning resources.

Design and Technology builds on the skills and knowledge pupils have already learnt at primary school. As pupils progress through Key Stage 3, they are given the opportunity to focus on specific aspects of the subject such as product design, food technology, engineering, systems and control, textiles and graphics. In Years 7-9, all pupils experience four areas of design technology each year, taught by specialist subject teachers.

Approaches to Teaching and Learning in Design Technology

All pupils are encouraged to work independently in a variety of contexts including food, graphics, systems, materials and textiles. We are fortunate to be able to teach technology by using the very latest technology. Pupils uniquely present their work professionally in an e-portfolio that showcases their whole years’ work. Each subject offers unique challenges that encourage individual, peer, team and whole class participation whilst having an awareness of safety for themselves and others. Pupils enjoy practical lessons that encourage participation and gain a satisfaction in producing their own unique high-quality work. Pupils develop a confidence with specialist tools and equipment including CAD & CAM and share new skills with others while continually applying their ever-growing knowledge. Key skills help to develop a growing confidence in problem solving, researching and evaluating in preparation for pupils choosing to opt for a course in Design Technology during Year 9.

Design Technology Department Staff


Year 7 2 hours per week ... approx. 78 hours

Year 8 2 hours per week ... approx. 78 hours

Year 9 2 hours per week ... approx. 78 hours

Year 10/11 GCSE 2/3 or 3/2 hours per week ... approx. 170 hours

Design Technology Curriculum Statement

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Design Technology Curriculum Map/Journey

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How we assess in Design Technology

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