The imaginative and stimulating D&T curriculum is designed to meet the full range of pupils’ needs and to ensure that health and safety regulation are adhered to at all times. It has been enhanced and enriched forging links with other agencies, industries and the wider community. Pupils are kept up to date on their current progress, projects for the future and courses, they are helped in understanding how this subject can be of value to them for future careers and creative industries and STEM. Links with other subjects in the school are highly productive in strengthening pupils’ learning in D&T.


CDT is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils 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. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. 

Our curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

- Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

- Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

- Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others


Pupils are ready for the next stage of education, employment or training. They have the knowledge and skills they need and, where relevant, they gain qualifications that allow them to go on to destinations that meet their interests and aspirations and the intention of their course of study. Pupils with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes in the subject.


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Practical Tasks:

Practical Tasks:

Practical Tasks:

Wooden Candle Holder

Welsh Love Spoon

Wooden Bowl

Wooden Spoon

American Style Bird House

Wooden Mug

Design and Make Task

Design and Make Task

Ind. Chosen Task



KS4 Long Term Scheme of work
UNIT 1 Producing a Timber Product UNIT 12 Developing Construction Draing Skills
UNIT 3 Developing Home Improvement Skills UNIT14 Developing Carpentry Skills
UNIT 9 Starting Work in Construction UNIT 15 Developing Joinery Skills
UNIT 10 Health Safety and Welfare in Construction UNIT 16 Developing Construction Painting Skills
UNIT 11 Working as a Team to Move and Handle Resources UNIT 20 Developing Building Maintenance Skills

*In order to achieve diploma, all 20 units are to be completed.

* in order to achieve extended certificate, more than 4 units are to be completed.

*to achieve a pass, 4 units are completed.


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Archers Brook School

Chester Road
Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port
CH66 2NA

Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 08:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Main Contact: June Sedgwick

Tel: 0151 832 6600