Design and Technology

D&T Learning Journey

Course Outline ‐ What will I learn?


NEA Controlled Assessment:­ You will learn how to use Fusion 360 to create exciting new products. You will develop your drawing skills, practical skills and CAD skills in order to produce your own unique product. Pupils need to be able to research and implement ideas independently. 

Exam Paper: You will learn about materials and their working properties, industrial manufacturing processes, ethics and the environment, as well as aesthetics & ergonomics of products.  


You will select suitable manufacturing processes for a range of products and justify your reasons. 

  • You will be able to select appropriate tools in the workshop to realise ideas.
  • You will read orthographic projections and use them to maintain quality control during manufacture
  • 15% Maths 
  • 15% Science 

How will it be assessed? 

NEA (35 hour classroom based non exam  assessment) ­ 50% of the total marks 

Exam (2 hour paper) ­ 50% of the total marks 

What parents need to know

Design & Technology teaches pupils to be critical thinkers of  the products that surround them everyday. Instead of  passively accepting products that are presented to them,  the course allows pupils to challenge the way we do things  and turn ideas into reality. 

For more information

Please contact: A.Senior or H.Litchfield on

Potential further study and careers

The creative industry is the most lucrative and in demand of all industries! 

  • Furniture designer 
  • set design 
  • CAD engineer 
  • product designer 
  • product designer 
  • games design 

Lots of transferable skills for trades such as plumbing, carpentry and the building trade. 

Ex pupils’ experiences

“The think I really like is that the course isn’t all about the exam”

 Y11 pupil

“I like D&T because I love making things in the workshop”

 Y11 pupil

“DT is a great subject. It has taught me about so many things, from properties of different materials, environmental impacts of manufacturing and how to use designing programs like Fusion 360 to help bring designs to life.”

 Y10 pupil