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A High Performing Specialist Academy for Technology & Applied Learning

Courses Offered

The Team

Mrs L Marshall (HOD), Mr R Winter (HOD), Mrs P Adya, Miss R Jeffreys, Mrs S Mires, Miss S Sulkin, Mr W Thomas, Miss R Woffinden 

Key Stage 3 

As students progress through KS3 they all experience a wide range of Design and Technology activities.  This includes Food, Textiles, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Systems and Control.

During the Spring Term students in Year 8 choose a subject to study for Key Stage 4 from the list below.

Key Stage 4

Students can study either Design and Technology (via five different routes) or Food Preparation and Nutrition at GCSE.

The majority of students opt to take one of these courses as their three year option choice.

The five main Design and technology routes are:

  • Electronics and Systems
  • Engineering and Design
  • Resistant Materials
  • Textiles and Fashion
  • Graphic Product Design.

In addition, a one year Foundation Certificate in Engineering Technology option is available for students not wishing to take the traditional three year GCSE option.

Key Stage 5

  • A2 Food Technology
  • A2 Product Design: Graphics Products 
  • AS/A2 Systems and Control 


Further information on these courses is available in the College Sixth Form Prospectus.

Curriculum Information