Welcome to the Design and Technology Department
Subject Leader: Sudesh Nandlal firstname.lastname@example.org
The Design and Technology Faculty comprises ten staff, seven teaching staff and three technicians.
Ms H. Litchfield – Head of Faculty – Hospitality and Catering, Food Technology, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Graphics, Systems and Control
Mr S. Nandlal – Head of Resistant Materials – Resistant Materials, Graphics, Systems and Control, Product design
Mrs P. Violet – Advanced Skills Teacher – Hospitality and Catering, Food Technology, Textiles, Child Development
Ms R. Dixon – Head of Year – Textiles, Food Technology
Ms C. Cameron-Marques – Food Technology, Textiles, Hospitality and Catering.
Mr P. Kwarteng – Resistant Materials, Graphics, Systems and Control
Ms G. Perera – EMAG coordinator – Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food Technology, Textiles, Product Design.
Mr J. Branch – Resistant Materials Technician
Mr K Gardiner – Resistant Materials Technician
Mrs T. Mustafa – Food/Textiles Technician
At KS3 all students are taught Design and Technology. They cover five projects a year, one from each of the following specialisms – Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Graphics, Food Technology and Textiles.
At KS4 we offer the following courses:
GCSE Hospitality and Catering – WJEC
LEVEL 2 Food Safety in Catering – CIEH
GCSE Design and Technology: Graphics – OCR
GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials – OCR
GCSE Textiles Technology – Edexcel
GCSE Home Economics: Child Development – AQA
At KS5 we offer the following courses:
GCE Design and Technology Product Design – 3D – AQA
GCE Design and technology Product Design – Textiles – AQA
We offer a variety of opportunities for students to develop their skills and knowledge of DT outside of the classroom.
In KS3 we offer 2 clubs – CDT and cooking on a weekly basis. We
Are also part of the school’s STEM club
In KS4 we offer weekly study clubs where students can develop their skills in their chosen discipline. The Textiles students have the chance to attend ‘The Clothes Show exhibition’ every year. In Hospitality and Catering the students have the opportunity to enter competitions to showcase their work.
In KS5 the students have the opportunity to attend various exhibitions to develop their knowledge of current and future technologies – The Gadget Show, The London Craft Fair at Somerset House. The department also has links with Norman Foster, a leading architect. The students have the chance to visit their practice in order to see architects at work.