Design and Technology

Head of Department: Pardeep Singh

Members of Department:

  • Dolly Grant
  • Florence Obiji
  • Wendy Sargeant
  • Andrew Wood

Technicians:

  • Adrian Fielder
  • Rosa Schack

Design and Technology department at Morpeth is a multi-disciplinary department. There are five specialist teachers who are supported by two competent technicians. Our faculty is fully resourced to teach new curriculum and all of the subjects in DT are taught in specialist rooms. There are two wood work/ metal work workshops, an ICT suite / CAD/CAM facilities, a food room and a textiles room.

KS3 Curriculum and Enrichment Opportunities (Years 7 and 8)

Key stage 3 at Morpeth refers to years 7 and 8.  Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups (20 pupils per group). Small group size makes teaching practical subjects manageable and enjoyable. This has a significant positive impact on pupils’ progress. We run a carousel system in which pupils spend one term on each of the following subjects: Food Preparation & Nutrition, Product Design and Textiles Technology. Pupils have one session (1hour 50 minutes) per week in DT.

KS4 Curriculum and Opportunities (Years 9, 10 and 11)

We currently offer GCSEs in Food Preparation & Nutrition, DT (reformed GCSE) and Textile Design. At Morpeth all of our GCSE courses are one year in length with the equivalent of one day a week for each option subject. Pupils are also taught in mixed-age groups (Years 9 – 11).  Pupils studying GCSE have the opportunity to visit universities and design-related exhibitions which enhance their learning and understanding of the subject.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

Our Key Stage 5 offer is very popular and increasing numbers of pupils choose to study A-level Product Design (3D) and Textile Design. A number of our pupils go on to study design-related courses at degree level.