Design & Technology (Year 9)

Design and Technology in Year 9 is given students the freedom to make mistakes for themselves and workout the solution. Students are encouraged to use their research to design a solution to the problem by using evaluating techniques. New skills and knowledge are also learnt throughout the year and the complexity of the brief is increased. Students will currently complete 3 projects of around 8 weeks in length.

Box Fresh

A well-known department store are asking for designers to present a product concept for a storage device. Students are asked to design and manufacture their storage device and present to the board of directors in 8 weeks’ time with a complete product prototype of their idea.


Luminaire Industries is a specialist lighting company and recently sales have fallen since consumers are looking to be more energy efficient. Luminaire Industries has hired you to design and manufacture a sleek and elegant LED desk lamp. The light must include an easy to reach switch and consider reusing and recycling in the design.

Street Food

Street Food is the growing scene of top quality artisan food being sold on the street, whether that be from a market, high street or event. From its underground beginnings, Street Food has become an innovative and social phenomenon. Become part of this engaging trend of UK catering and create some of these delights. Design your own product that would be suitable for quick service food at a festival, from a stall, gazebos, cart, trailer, VW Camper van or even a fire engine, to be enjoyed by all…Let’s start the fiesta.

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy