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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

Design & Technology


Department Staff

Mr W Bent

Head of DT

Mr P Rodgers

Teacher of Technology

Mrs J Hawes

Teacher of Food Teacher

Ms J Pitt

Teacher of Textiles

Mr A Cory

Technician in Wood and Metal


Curriculum Overview



KS3 Courses:





Resistant Materials

Year 7

automata, key tag, photo holder


Year 8

stationery holder, tower of Hanoi, tea light holder/oil burner


Year 9

bug project


Year 7

Fantastic Plastic – recycled bag


Year 8

Pugly project


Year 9

beanie hat


Year 7

various food practicals, pasta salad project


Year 8

various food practicals, pizza project


Year 9

various food practicals, cheesecake project

KS4 Courses:





BTEC Engineering

Year 10

Unit 1

the engineered world

external examine worth 25%



Unit 2

investigating an engineered product

internal assessment worth 25%


Year 11

Unit 7

manufacturing techniques

internal assessment worth 50%

GCSE Food Technology

Year 10

nutrients, special diets, sports nutrition, sustainability, multi-cultural foods, designing food products and tasting and testing ideas


Year 11

Controlled assessment tasks

Designing task

Making task

GCSE Textiles Technology

Year 10





Year 11





After school clubs or Activities:

Year 11 Engineering catch up     Monday week 2, 3pm – 4.30pm

Year 11 Textiles catch up              Monday week 2, 3pm – 4pm

Year 11 Food catch up                    Thursday week 2, 3pm – 4pm