Hellesdon High School

Design & Technology

At Hellesdon High School, we are lucky enough to be able to offer a wide range of Design and Technology based subjects. Our workshops, food, textile and design rooms are fully equipped with specialist machinery and computer software which enable students to progress onto design based degree courses, specialist trade based courses and to further their interest in the hospitality and catering industry.

Design & Technology - Education and experience

The Design Technology team is a committed department of designers, craftspeople, food specialists and engineers. Between us we have many years of experience emanating from a range of backgrounds, but our collective vision is to help inspire and create students who have the qualities needed for the future world of work. Students whose skills will address the needs of the future: environmental concerns, use of sustainable materials and whose resilience will enable them to solve problems and to succeed in whichever career they choose.

At Key Stage 3 we cover Graphic Design, Food Technology, Resistant Materials and Textiles on our termly carousel. All students experience these areas through projects that are driven by the design process and culminate in a final product.

Students can progress to studying each of these areas discreetly at Key stage 4 through qualifications such as GCSE, Technical Awards and BTEC. We also offer Construction, delivered in our purpose-built workshop which prepares students for further study in areas such as: bricklaying and site management. Engineering and Hospitality and Catering are also introduced at key stage 4.

Students can pursue A-level Graphic Communication and Product Design in Years 12 and 13 at Hellesdon Sixth Form. These courses prepare students for further study at degree level, and many of our students go on to university in related subjects.