Tottington High School

Design Technology

Introduction to Design Technology

At Tottington High School, the Technology department aims to offer a curriculum that is broad and creative to engage and inspire all pupils. Pupils will develop their design, literacy, numeracy and practical skills throughout a range of exciting projects, exposing them to a range of new emerging technologies.

Design Technology at Key Stage 3

At KS3 all pupils will follow a carousel through the different specialist areas of Technology. Textiles, Food studies and Resistant materials. These areas are aimed at meeting the National Curriculum requirements at KS3.

Each pupil studies two hours of technology per week before opting in year 9 for their GCSE subjects. Pupils are encouraged to choose a Technology subject.

Design Technology at Key Stage 4

At KS4 pupils are given the option between the following subjects within Technology.

GCSE D&T – Textiles
GCSE D&T – Resistant Materials
Cambridge National Level 1 & 2 – Child Development
Level 1 & 2 – Hospitality and Catering

All of these courses are split in to two sections. A written exam and a portfolio of work which makes up 50% of the final grade.

Design Technology Staff

Miss J Postle

Head Of Design Technology Faculty and Teacher of Textiles & Child Development

Miss R Redmond

Teacher of Food Technology and Hospitality & Catering

Mrs S Taylor

Teacher of Resistant Materials

Miss D Greatholder

Design Technology Technician

Attainment 8 Score

Ebacc Average Point Score


4 or above in English & Maths


5 or above in English & Maths

Get In Touch

Location: Laurel Street, Tottington, Bury. BL8 3HP.

Telephone: 01204 882 327


School Hours: M-F: 8.30am - 3.00pm

Privacy Policy (Excerpt)

Tottington High School collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. Tottington High School is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is The Lodge Wolstanton High, Milehouse Lane, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, ST5 9JU. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy:

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