Preparing to teach the new design and technology GCSEs

We want to support your department and help implement the new design and technolgy GCSE from 2017.

A way of assessing progress in design and technology

Bradfield School design and technology department have spent the past four years working on a way of assessing their students, using their very own GAP (good, assessment, progress) journal.

GCSE food preparation and nutrition: teaching food science

Develop your food science subject knowledge and learn how your school food curriculum can be adapted to include food science.

Bringing industrial careers into the classroom: Alice Kupara shares her experiences

When I heard about STEM Insight, I jumped at the opportunity to go on a placement.

Technicians supporting the new design and technology GCSE

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.

Awards and activities to promote food science

If you are looking to increase your student’s food science investigation skills, why not take a look at doing a CREST Award?

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

Perspective Drawing

Here are some resources that I have used when teaching 1st and 2nd point perspective.
Publication date:
16 April 2015

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Graphics - Branding Resources

These resources have been created to support the teaching of branding at KS3 in D&T lessons.
Publication date:
16 April 2015

3 files



Orthographic Projection

Here are some resources that I have used to support the teaching of orthographic projection in D&T.
Publication date:
16 April 2015

5 files



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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.


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...

Preparing to teach the new design and technology AS and A levelsTY500

Changes to A level specifications will be introduced from 2017 and this course supports design and technology departments to make a smooth transition into the new qualifications. This course is relevant to all teachers of Product Design and Fashion and Textiles across all exam boards, as well as the current design...

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...

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Many of our professional development activities are supported by generous bursaries for state funded schools, this includes support for in-school professional development.


Get recognition for your professionalism with our STEM Educators recognition scheme.

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