Miss Parry – Head of Department

Mr Allen – Second in Technology/KS3 Co-ordinator

Miss Morgan  – Teacher of Technology/Essential Skills Co-ordinator

Miss Wakeham – Teacher of Technology/Teacher in Charge Public Services

Mrs Leighton – Technician

Mr Allen – Technician

Key Stage Three

In Years 7 and 8, Design and Technology follows a thematic curriculum, whilst throughout Year 9, a modular curriculum is followed. Students develop skills in all areas of the subject, including Resistant Materials, Product Design, Systems and Control, Food and Textiles, working closely with other subjects to engage the students in cross curricular projects. Students learn to design and make products that solve relevant problems within different contexts whilst considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. To do this effectively, students acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on additional disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

Key Stage Four

A GCSE course in Design and Technology offers an opportunity for candidates to identify and solve real problems by designing and making products in a wide range of contexts. As a fundamental part of their course, candidates should design and make products. Design and Technology develops candidates’ inter-disciplinary skills, all six of the key skills, and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence. The department currently offers GCSE courses in Product Design, Resistant Materials, Graphics and Child Development.

WJEC GCSE Design and Technology Qualification

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

  • KS3: Design and Technology Lunchtime club STEM
  • KS4: After school revision sessions
    Educational visits to: The Design Museum, London Sensory Nursery

“I really enjoy Technology lessons; we get to do lots of fun projects and use different tools.” – Joshua Lewis

“ Technology lets us be creative and use our imaginations to problem solve.” – Lauren Stone


Just some of the great images of students from The John Frost School.