Design & Technology

Mrs Gibson - Academic Team Leader
Mr Hide - Deputy Academic Team Leader
Mrs Bigland   Miss Murby   Mrs Newnham   Technician: Mrs Martin   Mrs Gill

Design Technology is an exciting subject in which students explore a number of material areas whilst designing and making their own products. As part of this students will use a mixture of hand skills alongside both modern methods and materials.

Design Technology is made up of five material areas, each of which is taught by a team of well qualified specialist staff. Our teaching areas were refurbished in 2012.  Rooms include two new food technology rooms, a newly fitted textiles room and two workshops.  We also have a CAD/CAM suite and small food technology computer area and mobile classroom IT facilities.

Extra Curricular

Patch club takes place every Monday evening and is open to Year 7, 8 and 9. Students can have a go at the tasks on offer or can have a go at their own fashion or furnishings tasks.

We also hold a Creative Workshop Club on a Thursday after school for students in Year 7 and 8.

We also have lots of competitions for students to take part in such as the Rotary Chef Competition, The Rotary Technology tournament, the Rotary Young Textiles Technologist Competition and the Greenpower Racing competition.

If you would like further information about studying Design & Technology at Dowdales you can call us on 01229 469800 or email [email protected]

To view our Design & Technology curriculum content for Year 7, 8 and 9 click here.

To view our Design & Technology curriculum content for Year 10 and Year 11 click here.