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Design and Technology (incorporating ICT)

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The school has outstanding facilities for the teaching of Food Technology, Textiles, Product Design, Resistant Materials and Engineering. We also have a state-of-the-art CAD/CAM suite. 

Design and Technology is an important part of the core curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and 4 and is very popular with students, who produce an impressively high quality of work. We are committed to raising achievement and improving provision and participation in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), which are becoming increasingly relevant and necessary in today’s workplace. 

We encourage all Year 11 students considering a career in engineering to apply for the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, which aims to inspire and nurture the most dedicated and promising students with a combination of support, guidance and funding for both the student and the school. For more information on the Scholarship and how to apply, please see the information to the right of the page.

The D&T department also now incorporates ICT, which is well-resourced, with students having good access to well-equipped ICT suites. ICT courses are popular choices at Key Stage 4 and 5 and the department has a good track record of success. The department organises a wealth of enrichment and extra-curricular activities, including a Google Sketch-up club and ‘How to make your own computer game’ club.

Through our Specialist School status and links with local businesses, colleges and other organisations, we are able to offer an incredibly diverse selection of extra-curricular and enrichment activities in Engineering and Design & Technology. For full details, please see our ‘School Life’ section.

Key Stage 3 overview

Design and Technology

The intent of the Design and Technology curriculum is to exercise students’ creativity through designing and making. They are to acquire a variety of production skills. The students will combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding on how to design and make a product. They will learn how evaluation is an integral part of the design process and how to use this to adapt and improve their product. These are key skills and knowledge that they will need throughout their life. We also intend students to learn basic cooking skills and how to eat healthily.

Please see the full DT curriculum overview in the downloads to the right of the page.


At Congleton High School, we intend to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment.

Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology.

Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school. 

Please see the full ICT curriculum overview in the downloads to the right of the page.


Staff Contact
  • ‘An inclusive school where you aim to get the best out of everyone.’ Ofsted 2018
  • 'The preparation I received at CHS was invaluable and the opportunities far beyond any experience my current peers had.' Jayne Booth (who took up a Manufacturing Technologies internship at Airbus UK)