Our curriculum intent: why we teach what we teach in Technology

  • Students will learn to build up and apply a technical knowledge and understanding to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. We want to encourage students to become independent, creative and innovative problem solvers and thinkers, either as individuals or as part of a team. We want to enable them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing ideas and prototypes that will help to solve real and relevant problems.

  • Students will be able to combine graphical and practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industry. We want them to be able to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, its uses and impacts and, wherever possible, to link their work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.

  • Students will become young people who actively contribute to the creativity, culture, wealth and wellbeing of themselves, their community and their nation. We want them to take risks and so become more resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable. To develop a critical understanding of the impact that technology and engineering has on their daily lives and the wider world.

To read our Technology philosophical statement, click here


Year 7 to 9

To view our Year 7 Curriculum, click here

To view our Year 8 Curriculum, click here

To view our Year 9 Curriculum, click here


To view our GCSE Design Technology Curriculum, click here

To view our GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition Curriculum, click here

To view our Cambridge National Engineering and Manufacture Curriculum, click here

Sixth Form

The Emmanuel College Curriculum

Vision, Mission and Virtues