Design and Technology

Faculty Leader: Mr S Lewis

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 four disciplines in design and technology: food, textiles, 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, textiles 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 Food & Cookery

Testimonials

  • "You are treated like an adult and are allowed to make your own choices to help improve your learning." Charlie, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the fact that all the teachers know who everyone is and each individual is treated as themselves and are encouraged to be their own person." Katie, Y8
  • "I like that the school is small as it means all the teachers know each student and it makes the school a lot closer." Lara, Y10
  • "The Technology in the school is amazing in my opinion, both the computers and the design technology. There's also a feeling that you can go to any one of your teachers, and tell them how you feel. Which is amazing for everyone here." Reece, Y9
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is all the teachers try their best to make lessons fun and interesting." Christine, Y8
  • "I feel a lot of the time the work I am given in class is not too hard and not too easy. When I finish all my work there is nearly always something else to stretch me." Olivia, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the vertical tutor groups because you can help get advice from other years." James, Y8
  • "We’re like a big family and everyone helps each other. " Scarlett, Y7
  • "I make a lot of progress in school because of the teachers. " Georgia, Y9
  • "I can't praise the school and individual teaching staff more highly. Charlie is supported so well both from his perspective and ours as parents. " Parents of Charlie