Design & Technology

The Design and Technology Department at Cheadle Hulme High School comprises three large workshop areas, a Food and Nutrition kitchen, a Graphic Design suite and a separate Engineering workshop. All rooms have computer access with the latest Design programs installed.

The department has seven staff which includes two Technicians. Each staff member focuses on a different Design area: Food, Graphics, Resistant Materials, Textiles and Engineering. However, all staff work across subject areas to share expertise, knowledge and to encourage flexibility and innovation for both staff and students.

At KS3 students have one lesson a week. A rotation of subject areas happens approximately every 13 weeks. Students are currently taught a range of disciplines, knowledge and processes which include – the complete design process, design sketching, orthographic drawing, isometric drawing and rendering, model making, materials/ingredients knowledge, project planning, management and evaluation. We encourage a strong emphasis on STEM for all areas.

At GCSE we currently follow the AQA specification for Textiles, Resistant Materials and Graphic Design. We also follow NCFE for Graphic Design , WJEC for Food and Nutrition and BTEC for Engineering. We also offer AQA A Level Textile Design.

In the future we hope to offer AQA Technical Awards for Textiles, Graphics and Resistant Materials alongside the new AQA GCSE Design & Technology.

We welcome trainee teachers and have in the past years assisted with the successful training and development of a number of trainees for Food, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Textiles.

How to apply

Please apply via the UCAS website>

UCAS codes: 37V9 (Design & Technology), 37K7 (Design & Technology – Food)

Entry Requirements

You should be a graduate, with a minimum 2:2 degree classification. Degree modules must be at least 50% relevant.

Typical degree subjects:
Design & Technology – Any relevant design or practical Art degree.

Food Tech – food, nutrition, catering, hospitality, dietetics, food science, food technology.