The Design and Technology Department at Shuttleworth College delivers a broad and creative curriculum that provides pupils with experiences across a range of subjects encompassing product and graphic design, computer aided design and manufacture, electronics, textiles, timbers, polymers and food and nutrition.

Our aim is to inspire the designers and engineers of the future; equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed for a world in which the client is key, technologies constantly improve and sustainability is fast becoming the primary focus in functional design. Pupils are expected to demonstrate resilience and an aptitude for problem solving as they learn about and apply design and construction processes across the key stages.

Within Food and Nutrition   our aim is to ensure that our students can make informed decisions in relation to their own health and that of those around them. Pupils develop their understanding  of nutrition and dietary needs and increasingly apply this  as they become competent in safely and confidently executing a range a range of predominantly savoury dishes.

Year 7
Learning Journeys
Textiles – Mini Monsters Learning Journey
Timbers-Trinket Box Learning Journey
Food & Nutrition Learning Journey
Papers & Boards – Packaging Learning Journey

Knowledge Organisers
Food & Nutrition Knowledge Organiser
Papers & Boards – Packaging Knowledge Organiser
Textiles – Mini Monsters Knowledge Organiser
Timbers-Trinket Box Knowledge Organiser

Year 8
Learning Journeys
Polymers & Programming – Nightlight Learning Journey
Textiles – Sensory Cushion Learning Journey

Knowledge Organisers
Polymers & Programming – Nightlight Knowledge Organiser
Textiles Sensory Cushion Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 
Learning Journeys
Food & Nutrition Learning Journey
Sustainable Regeneration Learning Journey
Textiles – Garment Construction Learning Journey
CAD CAM Learning Journey

Knowledge Organisers
Food & Nutrition Knowledge Organiser
Sustainable Regeneration Knowledge Organiser
Textiles – Garment Construction Knowledge Organiser
CAD CAM Knowledge Organiser

Year 10
Learning Journeys
Practical Skills – Timbers Learning Journey
Practical Skills – Polymers Learning Journey
Practical Skills – Constructing curves Learning Journey
10.1 Unit 1 – New & emerging technologies Learning Journeys
10.2 Unit 2 – Energy materials systems and devices Learning Journey
Unit 3&5 – Materials and material specifics Learning Journey

Knowledge Organisers
Practical Skills – Timbers Knowledge Organiser
Practical Skills – Polymers Knowledge Organiser
10.1 Unit 1 – New & emerging technologies Knowledge Organiser
10.2 Unit 2 – Energy materials systems and devices Knowledge Organiser
10.3 Unit 3&5 – Materials and material specifics Knowledge Organiser

Year 11
Learning Journeys
11.1 Unit 3&5 – Materials and material specifics Learning Journey
11.2 Unit 4 – Common specialist principles Learning Journey

Knowledge Organisers
11.1 Unit 3&5 – Materials and material specifics Knowledge Organiser
11.2 Unit 4 – Common specialist principles Knowledge Organiser

Contact:
Ms. C. Walsh
cwalsh@shuttleworth.lancs.sch.uk

Student resources:

KS3 –     STEM based activities to explore at home:

Technology and electronics-based activities to explore at home:

Ideas for recycled projects and crafts:

Free software downloads to help develop computer aided design skills:

Food & Nutrition:

KS4 –     GCSE Design & Technology:
Free software downloads to help develop computer aided design skills:

Revision:

Inspiration:

What are the career opportunities with this subject?

Many careers can stem from a qualification in Design & Technology, including those in the areas of product design, engineering, interior design, textile design, jewellery design, urban design and architecture.

What ‘out-of-classroom’ or extra-curricular learning experiences will my child get?

Shuttleworth College has strong links with many local businesses and the Institute of Secondary Engineering. We utilise these links as often as possible to allow pupils to experience industrial practice in action. This year we look forward to developing links with ‘Create Education’ in order to provide Year 8 pupils with greater experience and knowledge of the 3D printing industry and processes. Our pupils often have the opportunity to work on challenges in and out of the classroom provided by external organisations, ‘Eco-Club’ and as part of the ‘Create Club’ programme.

“I think. I question. I design. I create. I struggle. I collaborate. I try. I solve. I invent. I reflect. I learn.”

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