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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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Let all our bright
colours shine.


Staff  Designation
Mrs K Hindmarch Joint Curriculum Leader
Mrs A Holmes Joint Curriculum Leader
Mr J Kopec Teacher of Technology
Mr D Holdsworth Technician for Technology

Design and Technology is a well-supported and highly valued subject with a dedicated team consisting of four experienced and highly qualified staff. We have a dedicated full time technician who supports all aspects of the subject.

We have high expectations of our pupils and aim to give them valuable experience in designing and making products that allow them to use a variety of modern and traditional production processes. Pupils use hand tools as well as CAD/CAM facilities. We aim to show pupils the value of Technology and how it plays a significant part in shaping our lives.

At KS3 pupils study design and technology for 2 hours per week, on a carousel system working in Food and Nutrition, Resistant Materials, Graphics and ICT/Systems and Control. Pupils work with a variety of materials to create a wide range of products.

Projects include:

  • Tetra Packaging Project Year 7
  • Mask Year 7
  • Tape dispenser Year 8
  • CD Rack Year 9
  • Stationery Set Year 8
  • Music Festival promotional project Year 9
  • ‘An introduction to food’ (year 7)
  • ‘Healthy Eating – Diet and Health’ (year 8)
  • ‘Cooking and nutrition’ (year 9) – a foundation module to prepare students for the new GCSE.

In the past KS4 pupils have had the option of Food Technology, Resistant Materials and Graphic Products. The new food option for GCSE is called ‘Food preparation & nutrition’ and this course begins in September 2016, the assessment and content will be different from previous years.From September 2017 Resistant Materials and Graphics will be combined into one new qualification called GCSE Design Technology, the assessment and content will be different to previous years. 

POS - Key Stage 3 - Technology

POS - Key Stage 4 - Food

POS - Key Stage 4 - Technology