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Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present Design and Technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality Design and Technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Please click below for the full Curriculum Maps and other useful information.

Design and Technology Curriculum Narrative and Map

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Design and Technology Product Design Curriculum Narrative and Map.

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Design and Technology Food Preparation and Nutrition Curriculum Narrative and Map.

Staff Contacts

Staff Name



Mr S Evans Head of Product Design
Mrs M Beccan Head of Food Preparation & Nutrition

Mrs M Porter


Mr S Chimonas

Head of Year 7

Mrs H Califf DT Technician
Mrs C Gannon DT Technician
Mr L Foxe DT Technician


The department offers a variety of enrichment opportunities throughout the year. In Food Technology and Nutrition, students can join cooking club and will learn to cook a range of exciting recipes. For students studying food and nutrition at GCSE, there will be opportunities to go to the Southbank food festival and try and a variety of food from different cultures. Students also have the opportunity to cater for a variety of events, such as open evening, the old folk’s party and music concerts.

In Design and Technology, students have the opportunity to join clubs that will allow them to develop their practical skills in the workshop, as well as going on trips to the Design Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum to see how design has developed over the last century. Outside agencies also come in to Hatch End High School and run workshops on design and modelling skills.

Useful Links

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