Design & Technology

Within Design and Technology pupils have the opportunity to experience a variety of subjects. The subjects we provide are Food and Design, which includes elements of Graphics, Resistant Materials and Electronics.

At Caister Academy we pride ourselves on bringing out the full potential of every student, so that they can be the best they can be. Design and Technology is a creative area that encompasses many practical and educational tasks. Crafting and creation are the core elements of Design and Technology, which allows students to develop ideas to later bring those ideas to life. This can be highly rewarding and encouraging for not just the individual, but also the class as a whole. Working together is just as important as working individually, as thoughts can flourish and plans can come to fruition through the enjoyment and hard work of the students who participate within their groups.

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, 9) all pupils follow a modular course covering Food and Design. These subjects are completed in rotation in each year group.

Designing and making play an important part in all the subject areas, which allows pupils to gain valuable and practical life skills. The skills they learn at Key Stage 3 will be built on and developed at Key Stage 4.

Some of the products that are designed and made are:


•  Basic Cooking skills
•  Healthy Eating
•  Designing and making

Multi-cultural foods

Resistant Materials

•  Designing and making a fridge magnet
•  Designing and making a DVD rack
•  Designing and making a decorative flower holder
•  Looking at structures in bridge building


•  Basic drawing techniques
•  Packaging and point of sale displays