Design and Technology


Being a designer at Millfields

Design and Technology is a creative, practical and dynamic subject at Millfields Community School. Our pupils have a fantastic opportunity to develop and expand their knowledge in their termly topic by creating practical artefacts. Focusing on the different steps of the process, pupils acquire a broad range of mastering practical skills as well as focusing on the designing, making, evaluating and improving side of their work by taking inspiration from others and working on their decision making individually and as a group.

Design and Technology is a creative, practical and dynamic subject at Millfields Community School. Our pupils have a fantastic opportunity to develop and expand their knowledge in their termly topic by creating practical artefacts. Focusing on the different steps of the process, pupils acquire a broad range of mastering practical skills as well as focusing on the designing, making, evaluating and improving side of their work by taking inspiration from others and working on their decision making individually and as a group.

DT Week


Throughout the academic year pupils in Millfields Community School have the opportunity to experience three Design and Technology weeks. These are based on their termly topic, allowing every student to broaden their understanding and depth in the subject.


The projects are carefully planned and follow a thorough process:

  • Initial background research.

  • Sketching their idea.

  • Selection of materials and tools.

  • Creating.

  • Test the artefact.

  • Evaluation.