Why should I take a Technology option?

A Design Technology subject allows you to develop your creative and practical skills using a range of materials, tools and equipment.  These subjects allow you to follow your interests at the same time as building essential skills for employment. You will develop useful life skills such as planning and time management.

Why do employers like Technology?

You will build a portfolio of evidence to showcase your skills to potential employers.
  You develop practical skills that you can take into the workplace.
You will develop skills that show you are able to be a creative thinker who is able to work well independently.

What skills will you develop?

  • Designing 
  • Analysing 
  • Evaluating 
  • Creative thinking 
  • Team working
  • Time management 
  • Planning and scheduling 
  • Communication skills – verbal, graphical and modelling 
  • Manufacturing skills across a range of focus areas
  • Health and safety skills

Complementary GCSEs

Business Studies, Health and Social Care.

Follow up Pathways

A-level Textiles, 
A-level Product Design.

Possible Careers

Fashion Designer, Artist, Engineer, Mechanic, Chef, Nutritionist, Hotel Manager, Electrician, Interior Designer, Carpenter.