Pupils at Hartford Church of England High School
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Design & Technology

"Design and Technology is about making things that people want and that work well. Creating these things is hugely exciting; it is an inventive, fun activity!"
James Dyson

  • Alan Kelly - Head of Department, Teacher of Food Technology & Electronic Products
  • Paul Williams - Teacher of Resistant Materials
  • David Liburd - Teacher of Food Technology
  • Gary Gardner - Teacher of Health & Social Care

Key Stage 3

The three areas of study in KS3 are Food Technology, Resistant Materials, and Electronics.

Pupils spend one term in each of the areas in each year of KS3.

Key Stage 4

We offer three GCSE options with AQA Specifications:

  • Food Technology
  • Resistant Materials
  • Electronic Products

We also offer GCSE Health & Social Care with Edexel.

  • In KS3 we have a Design & Technology club which runs at lunch times
  • We also run a Baking Club three times a year, which lasts for 6 weeks and is open to everyone
  • We compete in the Rotary Club Technology Challenge, and are the current regional champions
  • We also enter the Young Chef Competition, which is a national competition and is open to KS3 only
  • We participate in the Chefs ‘Adopt a School’ scheme in which our Year 10 pupils get to work with the Chef to improve their cooking skills
  • We run a weekly technology club after school for Year 5 pupils from local primaries