What’s new this Year?

Introduction of BTEC Construction and the Built Environment in KS4

A range of KS3 projects which have been differentiated to enable learners of all ability to succeed.

Incorporation of the latest technology including laser cutters and 3D printing in all KS3 projects working along slde the development of skills using traditional technology skills.

A focus on product design, creating the innovators of the future.



In Year 7, 8 and 9 your child will study...

Pupils will focus on developing their skills in 4 key areas, designing, making, technical knowledge and evaluating. All projects will have a practical outcome which the student can take home. Work will be  

assessed based on the successful completion of the projects the pupils make and the supporting work booklets.

Pupils will learn to work with wood, metal, plastics, electronics and CAD/CAM.

Projects include:-

USB keyring, pocket game, laser engraved box (Year 7)

Coat hook, aroma fan (Year 8)

Clock, MP3 docking station (Year 9).



In Year 10 and Year 11 your child will study…

BTEC Level 2 Construction and the Built Environment

Students will gain a BTEC in Construction and the Build Environment. The practical focus of this course will be developing bench joinery and carpentry skills. The students will also develop an understanding of how the construction industry operates, the theory behind the design and construction of a low rise

building, and the science and maths involved  in making decisions about materials used to complete a construction project. The course is vocational, and as such all the tasks completed by the student will place an emphases on how the knowledge and skills learnt could be applied in a real job. This course is 75% in class assessment, and 25% examination. A BTEC in Construction can led to A-Levels, BTEC




If you would like further information please contact...


Mr P Holmes
Lead Teacher of Design and Technology