Design and Technology

Faculty Leader: Mrs R Christian

Assistant Faculty Leader with responsibility for Design and Technology: Mr G Hill


Design and Technology at Frogmore:

The design and technology department strives to create a learning environment that is conducive to an inquisitive and imaginative mind. The department likes to help the students develop their imagination and creativity across a wide range of technology disciplines within superbly well-equipped specialist rooms.

The Curriculum at Key Stage 3

The curriculum consists of three components in design and technology: food, graphic products and resistant materials.

In these areas, students will develop basic skills, use of tools and equipment, material knowledge and environmental impact. As they reach year 9 they will have obtained a high level of skill in each of the disciplines and the knowledge and practical ability to make an informed decision for their key stage 4 options.

The Curriculum at Key Stage 4

Design and technology has a range of option choices at key stage 4 including food and nutrition VCert, design and technology GCSE and engineering VCert.

Subject Enrichment:

We have a number of different curriculum trips including:

  • Farm visit to widen the students' knowledge of the sources of different food types.
  • Qinetic wind tunnel visit: engineers in Year 10 visit the local company to discover the engineering behind the wind tunnel.
  • BAE Systems Team Challenge: We enter two teams into the inter-school challenge day which involves a number of problem solving activities.
  • Year 5 Technology Days – Opportunity to assist in running the year 5 technology days developing leadership skills.

For more detailed information about the curriculum for every year and how parents can support, please see the following curriculum maps:


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Further information:

GCSE Design & Technology

Key Stage 4 Engineering

Key Stage 4 Hospitality & Catering


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