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Pupils

Design and Technology

Design and Technology pupils develop designing and making skills, learn about electronics, computing, engineering, CAD, CAM, materials and textiles technology. They also develop business critical skills in problem-solving, innovation and team-work.

Mr Crick (Head of Technology)


Key Stage Three (Years 7, 8 and 9)

Pupils have two hours of Design and Technology, including Food Technology every week. The pupils spend a total of 18 hours in each of four areas and they rotate around these areas during each year. Each area specialises in a different material, Wood metal and plastics (RM), card and computer graphics (GP) fabric (TX) and food.


Key Stage Four (Years 10 and 11)

All subjects are option subjects at GCSE and have a high uptake of pupils. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups for the two years.

In Year 10 and 11 pupils receive five hours per fortnight of their option subject.


Exam Specifications:

The Design department currently follows Eduqas Design and Technology specification at GCSE (9 – 1).
The Food department currently follows the WJEC Food and Nutrition Specification at GCSE.


Accommodation and Resources

The Technology department is made up of 4 specialist rooms and all are equipped with subject relevant equipment. We have a well-equipped food and catering room, a textiles room with sublimation printing, a graphics room with a full Adobe suite and CAD/CAM facilities and a more traditional woodwork and metalwork rooms with heat treatment area.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises fifteen Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

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