The Design and Technology faculty at Westleigh has highly dedicated specialist teachers and support technicians to ensure high quality teaching and learning is delivered in this very creative and enthusiastic department. The faculty is very committed to developing new and inspiring projects that will provide pupils of all abilities with a secure understanding of Technology and its implementation to the world of industry.

The Design & Technology department is located in its own block with 6 specialist rooms equipped with fully interactive media boards. The department consists of a Food Technology room with commercial equipment such as a blast chiller and an industrial fridge. Two rooms dedicated to Graphics and Product Design which also contain laser cutters, various computer aided manufacturing machines, sublimation printing systems and an ICT suite. The Resistant Materials room is also fully equipped with various industrial machines and tools, a CITB training room is also situated within the block, along with a specialist Systems and Control room with facilities for Printed Circuit Board manufacture.

To support pupils in their learning the department opens at lunchtimes and after school to provide pupils with access to the specialist areas and equipment for homework and various coursework tasks.


To view our KS3 Long Term Plan - CLICK HERE

To view our KS4 Long Term Plan - CLICK HERE

The table below outlines the examination board(s) studies at Key Stage 4


Year 10 (2021)

Year 11 (2020)


Pearson BTEC




Cambridge National (Engineering Design)

Hospitality and Catering








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