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The Technology department consists of Foodtech and Design and Technology.  Foodtech is taught in a large purpose build cookery room and alongside the subject specialist teacher is a technician.  D&T is taught by a subject specialist, supported by a technician in a suite of rooms including a classroom, an ICT room and a workshop.

The National Curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook

Curriculum Intent:

At Philips High School Design and Technology is a rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. We encourage children to be creative and imaginative when designing and making products for real life applications that consider the needs of others. We aim to link work to mathematics, science and engineering to widen the pupil’s vision of a future within this subject.


KS3 YEAR 7 Fueling a body, heating food.
YEAR 8 preparing food, preventing food poisoning, sustainable food,
YEAR 9 Fats and food, baking and raising agents.

Design and Technology

KS3 YEAR 7 Design/Make a Mobile Phone Stand, Evaluation of project,
YEAR 8 Design/Make and evaluate a clock,
YEAR 9 Product design, Prototype, manufacturing,
KS4 VCERT ENGINEERING: Understanding the engineering world, Skills and techniques in engineering, Hospitality and Catering.

If you would like more information about our subject, or your child’s work in Technology please contact Mrs Chappell (Foodtech) or Mr Grundy (D&T)