Design & Technology

Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real life problems. Pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge, drawing on disciplines such as mathematics, science and art to develop effective designs.

At Priory the pupils study Food and Nutrition, Graphics, Product Design and Textiles. Pupils work with wood, plastics, metal, electronics, fabric and food to apply their ideas, as well as utilising new technologies including 2D Laser Cutting and 3D Printing. They learn to work swiftly and efficiently and produce high quality products.

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. Design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
The Department also teaches the Child Development GCSE course.

Staff Responsibilities
Ms S Davies Curriculum leader for Design Technology.
Mr R Hoddle Curriculum Leader for Resistant Materials
Mrs Whitelock Progress leader for year 7
Mrs C Chapman Progress leader for year 9
Miss A Elkins i/c Child development
Miss K Coghlan i/c KS 3 Resistant Materials