Design and Technology

Better by design

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Interacting with the modern world.
Just one of the major aims of the Design and Technology Department at Bedford High School. Students are helped to develop creative and problem solving skills and gain experience of working in the key areas of Food, Resistant Materials, and Graphical Products.
Design and Technology is a popular non-core subject at Bedford High School. This is thanks to a friendly yet professional learning environment made possible by the hard work of both staff and students.

Department Staff and Responsibilities
Mrs R Puzzar, Teaching and Learning Manager
Mrs S Earner, Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition
Mrs T Everitt, Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition
Mr T McCarthy, Teacher of Materials Technology
Mrs A McCloud, Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition, Childrens Learning and Development
Mr R Sanderson, Teacher of Materials Technology

Key Stage 3
Year 7—Topics:

Food Technology
The year 7 course is called ‘The Basics’. We look at healthy eating and the equipment used in a Food Technology room. Learning takes please through a range of practical lessons which give the students the basic skills.

Design &Technology
Students have the opportunity to work with different materials producing four projects throughout Year 7. Students experience practical lessons and the opportunity to work with Computer Aided Design Software.

Year 8—Topics:

Food Technology
The Year 8 course is called ‘Ready Steady Cook’. We continue to build on the skills learned in Year 7 by looking at the main protein foods —milk, cheese, eggs, fish, meat both theoretically and through practical tasks.

Design & Technology
Students continue to develop their design and making skills with a range of challenging projects. They gain experience of working with some of the latest technologies in school, allowing them to solve problems in innovative ways and to create objects from their own designs that are of high quality.

Key Stage 4 courses available:
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
Technical Award in Children’s Learning and Development
Technical Award in Materials Technology

Click here to download our Key Stage 4 Curriculum information – Materials Technology

Click here to download our Key Stage 4 Curriculum information – Children’s Learning and Development

Click here to download our Key Stage 4 Curriculum information – Food Preparation and Nutrition

Extra Curricular Activities (Days and Times)
D&T Rooms open at lunch time for all students to complete homework.
Catch UP Club for exam groups on Thursday from 2.45pm to 4.45pm.