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Design and Technology

Real problems solved!

Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design, develop, model and manufacture products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. High quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Key Stage 4 

GCSE Design and Technology – Exam Board

Year 9

  1. Photo frame project:  Properties of polymers, smart materials revisiting 2D design skills, introducing CAM including the router and sublimation printer.
  2. Pull along toy project:  Properties of woods and mechanisms production processes using hand tools. revisiting orthographic drawing and joining techniques.
  3. Angle poise lamp project:  Properties of metals, joining materials, electrical schematic design, manufacturing PCB, using the lathe and vac former and using hand tools.

Year 10

  1. Board game project:  Client briefs, product research, specification and designing for customers (NEA section 1 practise)
  2. Disability aids project:  2d/3d modelling with CAD and software packages (NEA section 3, 4 practise)
  3. Non NEA components preparation:  Mini project on NEA theme for revision using completed projects.

Year 11

  1. NEA
  2. Examination preparation for theoretical elements


Sixth Form 

Wolfreton is part of The Consortium Sixth Form Partnership and all sixth form course information can be found on on its website