Technology

Welcome to the Design and Technology Department

Subject Leader: Sudesh Nandlal s.nandlal@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk

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

Extra-curricular opportunities

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.