Design Technology

Lead Teacher - Mr F Stewart (

The teaching of Design Technology within Selston High School is mainly taught through practical tasks and students learn how to use a workshop and food room safely.

Pupils experience intensive blocks of time in both Design Technology and Food Technology.

Students will cook regularly during their time in the Food department.

There are three purpose built rooms for the subject, two food areas and one materials workshop, plus a computer suit, which contains computer aided design software.

The food suite is well equipped with modern appliances.

During Key Stage three students design and make a variety of products using a wide breadth of skills, materials and techniques.

Students will study design subject areas ranging from packaging and object design, engineering analysis, design communication including sketching graphic design and model making, mechanical design, CAD, design for manufacturing, and ergonomics. This allows students to confidently continue with the subject in further education.