Childwall Sports and Science Academy

Learning without limits

Design and Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Cooking & Nutrition

As part of their work with food, pupils are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will opens a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.


Cooking & Nutrition Course Overviews

 Learning Programmes            

Year 7 Course Overview

Year 7 Learning Programme

Year 8 Course Overview

Year 8 Learning Programme

Year 9 Course Overview

Year 9 Learning Programme



Design Technology

The Key Stage 3 curriculum at Childwall Sports and Science Academy has been planned with the new GCSE reforms for 2017 in mind. The programme of study includes investigating, designing, making and evaluating with a focus on three areas: Wood, Plastic and Metals. It has been designed to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.

Design Technology Course Overviews  

Learning Programmes                               


Year 7 Engineering Course Overview


Year 7 Engineering Learning Programme

Year 7 Resistant Materials Course Overview

Year 7 Resistant Materials Learning Programme


Year 8P Resistant Materials Course Overview 


Year 8 Resistant Materials Learning Programme

Year 8Q Resistant Materials Course Overview


Year 9 D&T Course Overview


Year 9 Resistant Materials Learning Programme

Year 9 Electronics Systems Learning Programme