The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Our Curriculum Intent


D&T Statement of Intent 

Our aim is to create the workforce of the future by developing business critical skills in problem-solving, innovation and team-work. Pupils develop designing, making and problem solving skills, learn about, computing, engineering, CAD, CAM, robotics, nutrition, materials and textiles technology.  

In Design and Technology students will develop an understanding of how D&T can be utilised in a wide range of careers, whist developing independence and confidence across all material areas.  With a focus on Designing, Making & Evaluating, we want our students to be able to complete a wide variety of complex tasks and be able to confidently apply their learning in differing contexts.  Students should understand how D&T interleaves and complements all subject areas and offers opportunities to demonstrate their learning in context.   

Our Learning Journey

Please click here for the DT Road Map

Please click here for the Hospitality and Catering Road Map

National Curriculum content: Click Here

Why study DT at GCSE and beyond?

Please click here to view the DT option information

Please click here to view the Art Textiles option information

Please click here to view the Hospitality & Catering option information

Qualifications and exam board information


Qualification Subject Exam Board Website


Year 10/11

Design Technology - Product Design (8552) AQA



Year 10/11

Vocational Award in Hospitalilty & Catering WJEC


Level 2

Year 10/11

Hospitality & Catering WJEC

A Level

Year 12/13

Design & Technology: Product Design (7552) AQA


Who to contact?

Head of Faculty: Mr Rossi