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Design Technology

Through the Design Technology (DT) Curriculum at Ridgewood School we provide all students with the opportunity to enjoy and realise success through the expression of creative, practical, technical and artistic skills.


Our Design Technology Curriculum will give students the opportunity to:

  • Break down barriers between traditional subject areas and help students understand their true potential within our subject by studying a range of engaging, innovative projects and becoming independent learners.
  • Develop independent practical knowledge and skill, with the ability to solve problems and make adaptations where required. 
  • Combine knowledge and understanding with designing and practical skills, to enhance students’ capability to make evaluative decisions to produce high quality, inspiring products, not only in school but throughout their adult life.
  • Apply an understanding of how food and nutrition is essential in order to make informed decisions when planning and preparing food; and how these decisions can impact on health and wellbeing.
  • Understand that they can take responsible risks and become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable.
  • Develop team working skills during practical activities and communication skills through delivering presentations to peers


For more information about A Level Engineering and BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment, please visit our Sixth Form courses page.



At Key Stage 3 students rotate around different design technology topics throughout Years 7 – 9. Please view our learning maps to find out more. 

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Please get in touch via the enquiry form on our Contact Us page, should you have any questions about our Design Technology Curriculum or to speak directly to our Leader of DT, Miss Soraya Horrobin.