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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

Opportunity through Learning

Design Technology

Design Technology Department Staff  
Head of Design Technology: Miss Bennett
Design Technology Teachers:  Mrs Harrison, 
Ms Kilroy,
Mr Pruzhanov, 
Mr Rosario
Mrs Webber

Design Technology at Rooks Heath

Design & Technology is essentially about providing opportunities for students to develop their capability, through combining their knowledge and designing and making skills in order to create quality products. The subject also sees the preparation of young people for citizenship in a technological society as it allows them to make judgements of an aesthetic, economic, moral, social, and technical nature. D&T provides excellent opportunities for teamwork.

Design & Technology involves investigations, disassembly and evaluative activities related to products and their applications. Practical tasks take place to develop students’ skills and knowledge related to materials and components; control and systems; quality, and health and safety. The knowledge used in Design & Technology is critical to the sound development of products.

Design & Technology provides opportunities for students to engage in activities that are challenging, relevant and motivating.

Key Stage 3

All students (Years 7, 8 and 9) learn to design and make products in the areas of Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Food Technology, Textiles and Graphic Products.

Key Stage 4

Students can then have the option to take Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Food Technology, Textiles and Graphic Products as a GCSE (Years 10-11).

Key Stage 5

We offer an A level course Product Design - Graphic Products

Help for all areas

The Fronter site holds a large amount of information that illustrates work in Years 7 – 13, if you are interested in the subject or help with pieces of work it is worth looking at the exemplar work and the course notes.