Interacting with the modern world.
Just one of the major aims of the Design and Technology Department at Bedford High School. Students are helped to develop creative and problem solving skills and gain experience of working in the key areas of Food, Resistant Materials, and Graphical Products.
Design and Technology is a popular non-core subject at Bedford High School. This is thanks to a friendly yet professional learning environment made possible by the hard work of both staff and students.
Department Staff and Responsibilities
Mrs R Puzzar, Teaching and Learning Manager
Mrs S Earner, Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition
Mrs T Everitt, Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition
Mr T McCarthy, Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator, Teacher of Materials Technology
Mrs A McLeod, Teacher of Food Preparation and Nutrition, Childrens Learning and Development
Linked Governor Mr Steven Lowe
Key Stage 3
The year 7 course is called ‘The Basics’. We look at healthy eating and the equipment used in a Food Technology room. Learning takes please through a range of practical lessons which give the students the basic skills.
Students have the opportunity to work with different materials producing four projects throughout Year 7. Students experience practical lessons and the opportunity to work with Computer Aided Design Software.
The Year 8 course is called ‘Ready Steady Cook’. We continue to build on the skills learned in Year 7 by looking at the main protein foods —milk, cheese, eggs, fish, meat both theoretically and through practical tasks.
Design & Technology
Students continue to develop their design and making skills with a range of challenging projects. They gain experience of working with some of the latest technologies in school, allowing them to solve problems in innovative ways and to create objects from their own designs that are of high quality.
Key Stage 4 courses available:
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering
Technical Award in Children’s Learning and Development
GCSE Design Technology
KS4 Child Development Wednesday lunch and afterschool.
KS4 Food Friday afterschool.