Design Technology

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

– Steve Jobs

“Every kid in every school no matter their background, deserves to learn the basics about food – where it comes from, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies.  These life skills are as important as reading and writing, but they’ve been lost over the past few generations.  We need to bring them back and bring up our kids to be streetwise about food.”

– Jamie Oliver

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 wooden boat, kite, lego,control robots, developing drawing skills, designing a maze project and structures. Food:  omelettes, ragu,  pizza, bread, biscuits,  salads and  fruit salads.
  • Year 8 – Mechanical toys, a money box, Pugglies, Lego robots and Staple Diet and Nutrition.
  • Year 9 – Mobile phones, Technical drawing, acrylic clock,  Diet and Health.

KS4 range of specialisms:

  • GCSEs in Graphic Focus, Art Textiles, WJEC Hospitality and Catering Award, Craft and Engineering.


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

Extra curricular activities & trips include:

Lunch time clubs, STEM and weight robots, Ardingly Show.

Trips to the Victoria and Albert Museum London and Goodwood Farm Estate.

Industrial links: Including Roscomac Engineering, Finecast Foundries Limited and Parker Kittiwake.

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

In 2013 we won the Green Power Competition.

In  2015 we were the  West Sussex winners of the Create and Cook competition.

In 2016 Charlie Brown and in 2017  Simeon Gurr  won the Technology section of the  “Young Craftsman of the Year” at the Ardingly Show.

We have links to local engineering companies for our Y12 students including Willmott Dixon’s Design and Engineering Department who are currently re-designing the new Littlehampton Swimming Pool.

Design & Technology Staff:

  • Carrie Brixey SL Technology
  • Jon McNamara
  • Jan Sylvester
  • Louisa Chignell
  • Katie Stoner
  • Jane Williams
  • Andrea Alden (Technician)
  • Kevin Mann (Technician)
  • Chloe Parkes (Technician)
  • Annette Stafford (Food Technician)