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KS3 Design & Technology (Resistant Materials & Food)



Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, through the creative use of food and resistant materials. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

At key stage 3, students will undertake the following projects:

Resistant Materials Food
Year 7 Health & safety

Wooden toy

Trinket box

Food Hygiene and Kitchen Safety

Healthy Eating

Cooker Management and Culinary Skills

Seasonal Treats


Year 8 Electronic steady hand game


Food Commodities

Special diets

Multi-cultural cooking

Food storage


Year 9 Hanging basket bracket

Acrylic phone stand


European cookery

Food presentation


The Design and technology curriculum is supported by a range of extra-curricular activities, including:

  • The Rotary BAE Systems technology tournament design and build challenge.
  • The Bloodhound project, model rocket car project
  • Active Kids Get Cooking – bronze to gold level
  • Technology club
  • MacMillan’s big coffee morning
  • Chef visits and demonstrations
  • Design & Technology visits