Design Engineering KS4


The Design and Technology department at the Wellington Academy are committed to delivering a curriculum accessible to all, which provides the broadest possible range of opportunities for students. The curriculum is one which will allow students to become self-motivated and confident learners, who can work both independently and as part of a team. We aim to ensure that learners combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, awareness of the importance of function and ergonomics as well as preparing them for pathways to employment in the Design and Technological field. Our main priority is for students to use their creative flair to become problem solvers who are not afraid of solving solutions.


The Design and Technology department at the Wellington Academy firmly believes that students learn best by ‘doing’ and by allowing them to experiment and take risks, in a safe and positive learning environment. This is achieved through a curriculum that embraces new innovative technologies and resembles modern industrial processes, whilst retaining the best of traditional practices. At the heart of this, is the desire to deliver a curriculum in which students solve solutions using embedded skills and knowledge, producing products with a high quality finish. Students must learn about the social and ethical responsibilities of designers and engineers and the importance of managing finite resources with care.


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Year 10

Analysis & Research

Developing & Presenting Design

3D Design Realisation


Year 11

3D Design Realisation

Design Briefs, Specifications & user Requirements


Design Briefs, Specifications & user Requirements