Design Technology

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

– Steve Jobs

The Design and Technology Team at Angmering believe that our subjects provide a variety of skills to enable our students to think creatively, critically and independently.

We use a wide range of materials and processes to equip them for life and become the Designers of the Future through exciting and challenging projects. We are a successful department with good to outstanding teaching. (OFSTED). We consistently achieve good grades across all areas at GCSE, A level & BTEC. We offer a wide range of projects and courses throughout all three Key stages which are designed to build on designing, making, analytical & evaluative skills.

Design & Technology is fun & exciting, challenging, relevant. Students have gone on to university to do Architecture, engineering, fashion, Interior Design and many other Design based courses.

KS3 projects:

  • Year 7 – Work with a range of materials to produce a desk tidy, hand stamp, developing drawing skills, designing a maze project, structures and judo bots. Food: dips, omelettes, pizza, bread, biscuits, salads.
  • Year 8 – Mechanical toys, Maracas, Pugglies, Lego robots and Staple foods.
  • Year 9 – Mobile phones, Tool boxes, ipod docks/night lights, multicultural food, food science and vegetarianism.

KS4 range of specialisms:

  • GCSEs in Graphic Products, Textiles, Product Design, Engineering & Food Technology.


  • A levels in: Graphic Products, Systems, Textiles & BTEC Jamie’s Home Cooking Skills.

Extra curricular activities & trips include:

Lunch time clubs, STEM ant weight robots, Ardingly Show, Design Conferences in London, Clothes Show trip, Design Museum, Cadbury’s World, Create and Cook competition .Industrial links: Including Brompton and Ricardos.

In 2013 we were the winners in the STEM SmithKlein Beecham National Competition.

Design & Technology Staff:

  • Carrie Brixey SL Technology
  • Jon McNamara
  • Jan Sylvester
  • Louisa Chignell
  • Katie Stoner
  • Mary Pynn