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Upton-by-Chester High School Chester School Awards - Winner

Design & Technology

Design & Technology (D&T) has long been an important, exciting & successful element of the whole school curriculum.  It has recently undergone a host of changes from a new national curriculum at key stage 3 to a new streamlined Design & Technology GCSE being delivered from September 2017.

Essentially D&T is about innovation, engineering, manufacturing and the principles of how we develop and shape the modern world. Activities in which the learner can exercise designing & making skills & knowledge to create high-quality products. D&T takes the learner forward from an awareness that humankind is capable of making modifications to its environment, to a point where students feel confident in their own ability to make changes themselves. We provide the opportunity for pupils to develop their capability at all levels & all abilities. The ability to move from designing for themselves to designing for others. In doing so, we offer a range of courses at Key stage 3 and 4 and in the Sixth form.

Email the department:


  • Miss R. Jenkins - Subject Lead
  • Mr N. Rigby
  • Miss A. McCluskey


  • Mr C. Webster