Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

A Specialist Language College

Design Technology

Welcome to the Design and Technology department
We offer a wide range of technology subjects including Graphics, Resistant Materials, System & Control, Food & Nutrition, Textiles and Child Development. We want students to develop skills in thinking, independence and practical work whilst creating new and exciting products.

Staff
We believe the strength within our department comes from having specialist teachers who are enthusiastic about their own subjects’ areas. The department currently comprises of five members of teaching staff and two technicians.

Performance
Our department GCSE results have improved year on year for the last six. Last year as a department we achieved 73% A* - C grade. GCSE coursework is a particular strength within the department.

Accommodation
The department has specialist Graphics Room, Material Workshop, Digital Control Lab, Textiles Room and Catering kitchens. All the DT rooms have a number of computers available for students to use within lesson to support their development.

Opportunities
Students are given a wide variety of topics to work on. There is a lot of scope for personal choice within these projects. The GCSE subjects allow pupils to complete major piece of controlled assessment of their own choice within the criteria given by exam board.

There is a huge range of extra-curricular club on offer in DT at both lunch time and after school sessions. We organise a number of school visits to enhance curriculum, visits to the Clothes Show, 3D print show and the Big Bang have been a real success.