St Joseph’s R.C. High School

and Sports College

St Joseph’s RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Design & Technology

KS3 Syllabus

KS4 Syllabus


“Wisdom has built herself a house.” Proverbs 9:1


The Department of Design and Technology is made up of a dedicated team of staff who are highly committed to their subject area.  Qualifications are offered up to GCSE Level in Food Technology, Hospitality, Electronic Products, Resistant Materials and Textiles. They have fully embraced the mission statement of the school by providing a curriculum and learning environment that ensures every student fulfils their potential.


We have a Curriculum Area Leader for Design and Technology who is supported by a team of 3 Teaching Staff.  Their work is complemented by a Design and Technology Technician who supports all staff and helps prepare for practical lessons. The faculty is based in the Yates ROSLA Building.


Mr P. Higham – Head of Design and Technology

Mr M. Davies – Electronics specialist

Miss N Smethurst – Food specialist

Mrs S. Sweeney – Textiles specialist

Mr P. Houghton – Technical assistance