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Design and Technology

Head of Department: Mr R Lannin


Design and Technology at The Matthew Arnold School gives students the opportunity to explore, design and create products using a variety of materials and a range of modern processing techniques. The Design and Technology Department offers Wood Technology, Food Technology and Graphic Programs.

Year 7 and 8

Each Technology course for year 7 and year 8 runs for 13 weeks at which point students will move to the next subject. Our students benefit from excellent facilities across all technology subjects, featuring the latest CAD programs to a fully equipped kitchen.


Homework is set once every two weeks and mainly consists of design tasks for key stage 3 and Exam preparation for key stage 4.

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Careers and Further Study

Design and Technology at The Matthew Arnold School aims to provide students with a platform for further study in both theoretical and practical aspects of design work. Design and technology is relevant to many career choices such as: Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Interior design, Game design, Illustration, Manufacturing and many more. Design and technology aims to develop a variety of skills including problem solving, team working, practical manipulation of hand tools and communication skills, just to name a few.