Mr P Roper
Head of Design & Technology
Welcome to Design Technology
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
Meet the Team
Here you will be able to read what your child is studying during each half term. ‘Key Stage Three’ will give an overview of study for Years 7, 8 and 9. ‘Key Stage Four’ will outline teaching content for Years 10 and 11.
The ‘Curriculum Rationale’ will give you the reasoning behind why we teach your child what we do and why we have chosen to order the topics in the way we have.
We hope that you will find this information useful, but if you require anything further about your child’s education in this subject please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Department.
Year 10 Taster Day at Kirklees College Engineering Centre in association with Go Higher West YorkshireDesign & Technology
On Friday 5th May, nine of our Year 10 Engineering students went to Kirklees College Engineering Centre. First of all, the students were given a tour by some of the college tutors. It was great to see the wide range of facilities and...
The annual Rotary Technology Tournament was hosted by Greenhead College this year. Eight of our students, from the Engineering Club took part, split into two teams. Team One: Tim Spencer, Daniel Smith, Iwan Gibson, Will Peacock. Team...
Y7 and Y8 pupils took part in a workshop held in the DT department. Professional Artist, Trafford Parsons has been working with a number of Kirklees schools, creating designs with pupils, which will be printed on large banners and...
The Engineering Club have been busy this half term, working on a collection point for plastic bottle tops. The bottle tops would normally be thrown away causing plastic pollution, unnecessary landfill and wasted valuable resources. The...