Design & Technology

Why study Design Technology at Alderwood school?

Our Design Technology department provides many opportunities for all students to demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving, both independently and within small groups. We encourage our pupils to draw on knowledge across the subjects, with a focus on Mathematics, Science, ICT, Business and Art predominantly.

Our pupils are encouraged to take an interest in the world they live in, understanding the processes of product development and manufacturing by designing and making products from different types of materials.


Students across all years have opportunities to participate in STEM activities. STEM is a nationwide initiative to encourage awareness to all students of potential careers linking to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Such events have included challenges run by Surrey SATRO, BAE Systems, Teen Tech, BAE & RAF Road shows, CITB construction road show and Fluor Interschool challenges.

Afterschool Activities

The department offers workshops as needed to support our KS4 and KS3  students in their studies and practical work.

We run challenges as part of the Inter-house competitions.


Year 7 Design & Technology Curriculum Overview

Year 8 Design & Technology Curriculum Overview

Year 9 Design & Technology Curriculum Overview

Year 10 Design & Technology Curriculum Overview

Year 11 Design & Technology Curriculum Overview