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Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy



Design Technology

Subject Overview

The Design and Technology curriculum allows pupils to learn how to think imaginatively and to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making. A range of technology subjects are studied including Catering, Graphics, Product Design, Systems and Control and Textiles. Pupils develop their skills in designing, problem solving and evaluation along with a range of practical skills in each of the subject areas. They gather research to inspire their design, learn methods to develop an idea and move it through the planning and making stages to create a final product.


There are a range of teachers who deliver Design Technology Lessons to our Year 7 & 8 students.

They are:

Name Role
  • Mr Clerkin
  • Miss Edwards
  • Miss Farrelly
  • Mrs Fisher
  • Mr Kendrick
  • Miss Moneypenny
  • Miss Ray


Pupils can access an extensive range of tools and machinery in the workshops to support their study of Product Design.  The students also have access to the use of the laser cutter and 3D printer to develop Computer Aided Design skills. We have an outstanding catering room and Textiles area with access to sewing machines. The classrooms are equipped with a computer and an interactive whiteboard, and laptops are also used to develop learning in the classroom.


Year 7:

Students will complete a 9 week project in each of the following areas:

  • Catering: Healthy Eating
  • Systems and Control/ Graphics: Cubee Craft
  • Product Design: Memphis Clock
  • Textiles: Cushion Cover

Year 8:

Students will complete a 9 week project in each of the following areas:

  • Catering: Seasonal Foods
  • Systems and Control: Automata
  • Product Design: Desk Tidy
  • Textiles: Soft toy


At OBA we offer a range of Subjects at Key Stage 4. These include:

  • Catering
  • Construction
  • Design Craft
  • Engineering
  • Graphics
  • Vehicle Technology

Please visit their webpage for more information.


There are a range of support sessions that run at lunchtime and after school for pupils in all of the three key stages. Additional support classes are available for all students before they sit GCSE/ Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. Students can also drop in during enrichment time for homework support for each key stage that are supervised by subject specialists.