Welcome to the Design & Technology Department

Curriculum Aims

Design and Technology at Nottingham Free School is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. We aim to prepare students to take part confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. We give them the chance to work creatively when designing and making by applying technical and practical knowledge. Students learn how to take risks, and solve problems becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through looking at past and present design and technology students develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. The curriculum we offer compliments STEM subjects across the school, providing skills and knowledge for employment. Our curriculum is planned to allow for each cohort entering KS4 to access the most appropriate course, meeting the needs of every student.

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Cooking and healthy eating is an important life skill. At Nottingham Free School we are focused on preparing healthy dishes safely and hygienically. Our objective is to nurture students' practical cookery skills to give them a robust understanding of nutrition. Students will have a thorough understanding of nutritional needs of different groups in society, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials.

Design and Technology/ Engineering

Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical skills. They also have the opportunity to study specialist technical principles in greater depth.

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