Celebrating British Science Week in design and technology

British Science Week is taking place from 10-19 March 2017, is your design and technology department joining in the celebrations?


VEX IQ: integrating robotics into your curriculum

Delve into this interactive activity and learn how to use VEX IQ in your STEM classes and receive your own free VEX IQ Super Kit.

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Do you know someone who has encouraged young people to study engineering?

The Engineers Trust is currently looking for nominations for their Stephenson Award.


Using the micro:bit in design and technology

Gain hands-on experience with the BBC micro:bit and receive a free prototyping system and motor driver board - now with 100% discount!

GCSE food preparation and nutrition

Share resources and join in with discussions related to GCSE food preparation and nutrition.


Preparing to teach the new design and technology GCSEs

Develop a personalised action plan for your department and learn how to successfully implement the changes to the new design and technology GCSE.

Secondary Design and Technology

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of D&T; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups.

Featured Resources

Fashion and Textiles Teaching Resources

These two activities from Future Morph link the study of textiles and materials with the science programmes of study. They show how textiles can be used in two very practical ways to reduce the danger of severe burns and in medical applications. The activities are designed for Key Stage Three students and help to...
Publication date:
2010 to date

2 resources

Tasty Careers

The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink has developed a collection of resources for teachers and students called Tasty Careers.  This collection of resources is a set of colourful posters which cleverly show how many different career roles are involved in the production of bread, butter and other food...
Publication date:
2010 to date

8 resources

20 Top Tips for a Successful STEM Careers Day

This resource from the Department for Education provides some useful tips on how to organise a successful STEM careers day: from contacting your local STEM broker and organising exciting activities to involving sixth formers and STEM local employers.
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

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Food preparation and nutrition

Find and share your resources for teaching GCSE food preparation and nutrition.


Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO-UK, the UK space education office.


Technicians supporting the new design and technology GCSENY621

This two day course will help technicians to support their department in the delivery of the new design and technology GCSE, ready for first teaching from September 2017. The course content will look at the key changes to the design and technology GCSE specifications and the role technicians have in implementing and...

Engineering GCSE: getting to grips with the engineering, mathematics and science subject contentTY224

 This two day course is designed to support teachers to develop their subject knowledge in engineering, science and mathematics, supporting the delivery of engineering GCSE. Sessions will help the teaching of material properties (and materials testing), structural systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems, calculating...

Preparing to teach the new design and technology GCSEsTY223

This two-day course will support your department to implement the new GCSE from 2017. It will give you the essential information that you need to embed change, along with ideas and strategies that will help you do this in a manageable way. The course content will include references to all material areas of the new...

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