Design and Technology


KS3 Technology

In KS3 students will rotate over three Technology subjects of Food, Graphics and Textiles. These scheme of work are designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum as well as supporting the development of pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Design Technology.  It provides pupils with the opportunity to develop design skills and Technology capabilities through a combination of design and practical  tasks.

Students will be given an opportunity to show their creative skills by completing design projects which will encourage students to develop design ideas, research skills, self and peer evaluation as well as presentation skills.

Students will develop practical skills in the classroom and use a variety of techniques to prepare themselves for end of year exams.  

Year 9 Food

During year 9 students will undertake a year of practical skills, improve knowledge and understanding of kitchen hygiene and nutrition through a combination of design and practical cooking tasks as well as research and theory tasks.  They will be assessed by completing two Master Chef Assessments and a end of year exam.  

Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition

This new and exciting GCSE specification quips students with an array of culinary techniques, as well as knowledge of nutrition, food traditions and kitchen safety. This course will inspire and motivate students, opening their eyes to a world of career opportunities and giving them the confidence to cook with ingredients from across the globe.

Food preparation skills – these are intended to be integrated into the five sections:

1.      Food, nutrition and health

2.      Food science

3.      Food safety

4.      Food choice

5.      Food provenance


Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes (100 marks) 50% of GCSE

Non-exam assessment (NEA) Task 1: Written report (1500 - 200 words) including photographic evidence of a practical food investigation. Task 2: Written portfolio with photographic evidence of three dishes as part of an food preparation assessment. 50% of GCSE

Year 11 Food Technology

Food Technology is a practical subject that helps students develop their creativity, with making of food products a vital feature of their experience of taking this specification.

This two unit specification requires students to develop their application of knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning, producing products and evaluating them.

This course has 60% controlled assessment in order to recognise the importance of practical work within this subject.

Unit 1 – Written Paper 40% of total marks 2 hours (120 marks)

Unit 2 – Design and Making Practice 60% of total marks Approximately 45 hours (90 marks)



  • Mr B Turan:  Head of Faculty:
  • Miss C Hosken, BA, PGCE - Teacher i/c Food Technology