Technology and Work Related Learning
The Design Technology and Work Related Learning department is a creative, friendly and positive environment where all the students are expected to work hard and achieve highly. The department encompasses a diverse range of subjects including Engineering, Food and Nutrition, Hair and Beauty, Children's Play Learning Development, Textiles, Health and Social Care.
High quality work and behaviour are expected across the department and all our learners are supported by enthusiastic and positive staff who plan and deliver highly motivational and engaging lessons that are real to life. There is a strong emphasis on the individual needs of all learners and along side the fantastic facilities and opportunities we provide we can assure a vibrant and exciting curriculum that maximises learner outcomes.
All lessons are taught in a practical environment and learners are encouraged to develop their skills across the subject range. We have two fully equipped Food and Nutrition rooms, an Engineering area, a Resistant Materials room, a Textiles classroom and a fully equipped professional Hair and Beauty Salon.
At Key Stage 3, all students complete a term in the three core areas of Design Technology: Food and Nutrition, Textiles and Resistant Materials. At the end of Year 8 students can then choose a Technology subject to study as part of their three year Key Stage 4 pathway.
Educational visits and trips form a significant aspect of our key Stage 4 curriculum; we believe experience in the work place and industry highlights the exciting career opportunities that are available for our learners once they are successfully qualified with one of our GCSE, BTEC qualifications.
Courses in Technology and WRL
Key Stage 4
- GCSE Design Technology (Edexcel)
- GCSE Food and Nutrition
- BTEC Children’s Play Learning Development
- BTEC Level 1 & 2 Tech award in Health and Social Care
- BTEC Level 1 & 2 Tech award in Engineering
- VTCT Level 2 in Hair and Beauty
Term By Term Schemes of Work
KS3 Technology Curriculum Breakdown
For further information on the curriculum offered please contact the Academy F.A.O Mrs Hannah Harrison (Curriculum Leader for Technology and Work Related Learning) -by phone on 0113 229 5454 or by email Harrison.firstname.lastname@example.org