Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design and make products that solve real and relevant problems.

The Design and Technology Department at Carleton High School is a vibrant, well-equipped department where students are taught to use industry standard software and equipment, to help ready them for their careers. We explore areas related to materials technology, electronics, graphic design, catering, engineering, food preparation and nutrition. The department aims to enrich all students with a passion for design, exploring new ideas and emerging technologies.

At Key Stage 3, students complete four separate projects per year in the areas of Graphic Design, Engineering, Materials Technology and Food Preparation and Nutrition. As students move from Year 7 through to Year 8, the depth of knowledge and skill level are explored in finer detail.

At Key Stage 4, students can opt to study one of three GCSE level qualifications in Engineering, Graphic Design or Food Preparation and Nutrition. These individual subjects offer further study, practice, knowledge and skills within their respective areas. For Engineering, students will learn about specific engineering practices and work with a range of materials and processes. Graphic Design teaches students the key principles of communication print design, and enables learners to develop their skills to demonstrate understanding and creativity. Food Preparation and Nutrition equips students with an array of culinary techniques, as well as knowledge of nutrition, food traditions and kitchen safety.

Curriculum Maps

Graphic Design Curriculum Map

Engineering Curriculum Map

Food Preparation and Nutrition Curriculum Map