Design Technology

Curriculum Intent

At Peacehaven Community School, Design Technology embodies our school's vision by cultivating innovative and resourceful problem-solvers who contribute meaningfully to society. Our curriculum focuses on fostering creativity, adaptability, and critical thinking, enabling students to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. By actively engaging in projects that consider societal and environmental impacts, our students become responsible, conscientious designers who contribute positively to their community and beyond.

Our students develop a strong foundation in practical skills, as well as an appreciation for aesthetics and cultural values. We empower students to challenge expectations and to innovate, ensuring they are well-prepared for a range of creative and practical career paths. Our after school clinics provide individualised support and enrichment, reflecting our commitment to each student's personal growth and success.

Our Design Technology curriculum exemplifies our dedication to providing an inclusive, resilient learning environment that inspires students to aspire, believe, contribute, and achieve. We are proud to nurture the designers and innovators of tomorrow, equipping them with the tools they need to make a lasting, positive impact on our world.

Phillip Cornish - Head of Design Technology -


1 double lesson a week for 20 weeks or 1 double lesson a fortnight for 40 weeks


3 lessons per week.

AQA Design & Technology with a focus on wood-based materials.

Year 10

Personal Hygiene
Quality Control Occasional Table
Influential Design Styles
Flat Pack

Non-exam Assessment Sections A&B
Topic Learning & Tests

Year 11

Non-exam assessment sections C to F
Exam revision and practice


Homework is set in KS4 to develop understanding and support classwork.

Revision for topic tests

Design work for projects

Research for NEA sections A&B

Design creates culture. Culture shapes values.
Values determine the future

Robert L. Peters