Welcome to the Design & Technology Department!

Welcome to the N.U.S.A. Design and Technology Department, where all students have the opportunity to explore and develop new skills and techniques supported by a range of specialist staff. Throughout the year students experience the different technology areas as they build up their skills and techniques before choosing their options.

Facilities available:

  • Two multi-purpose Resistant Materials rooms with a range of different equipment including a laser-cutter
  • Electronics room
  • Textiles studio with a range of Bernina and Janome sewing machines
  • Food Room and Training kitchen

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Support for students

The department offers a range of opportunities including catch-up sessions, clubs and other activities. We are here to support the learning and progress of all students in the Academy. Please contact a member of the D&T Team for further details.

Scheme of work

Design and Technology is a creative, technical and diverse subject area.

In Key Stage 3 (years 7-8), students study Resistant Materials, Food Technology and Textiles Technology over the year on a rotation basis.

  • Year 7
  • Year 8

In Key Stage 4 (years 9-11), students have the options to pursue the following courses:

  • GCSE Product Design
  • GCSE Electronic Products
  • GCSE Food Technology
  • GCSE Catering
  • GCSE Child Development
  • BTEC Engineering

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