Design Technology

Subject Overview

The Design and Technology Department at Redhill School is a vibrant, creative and popular area. It provides a stimulating, challenging and high quality technological and design based experience, for all of its students throughout key stage 3 and 4.

The department offers a wide range of facilities including a CAD studio and two specialist workshops. Engineering equipment such as a CNC Router, Laser Cutter, 3D Printer as well as specialist wood and metal based equipment enable students to manufacture quality products whilst also developing their understanding of manufacturing materials and processes.

All Students will study Design and Technology throughout year 7 and 8, developing both practical and theory based skills.


Design and Technology is part of everyday life and constantly evolving. As part of the GCSE qualification pupils will work with a wide range of materials, they will learn about commercial processes and careers in related industries, as well as developing core transferable skills, such as collaboration and communication. The GCSE Qualifications is 50% examination and 50% NEA (No Examination Assessment)

Extended Learning

In Y7 and Y8 pupils are set a number of extended learning tasks, which are research, design and analysis based activities.

At GCSE level extended learning is directly linked to the GCSE Qualification.

Useful websites to support extended learning:

GCSE Course Specification:

Revision Sites: