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Design Technology is where curious, inquisitive minds are developed into independent, confident, resilient problem solvers who are not afraid to take risks. Through an inclusive curriculum in Engineering and Hospitality & Catering, we strive to prepare and develop the designers, architects, engineers and chefs of the future.

The Design and Technology curriculum at The Irlam and Cadishead Academy has been designed to develop the student’s practical problem solving and designing skills. Our long-term aim is to produce creative thinking, adaptable young adults capable of contributing and shaping society.

Detailed Technology Curriculum Intent



Careers in Technology

It can be difficult to see how your school subjects relate to future jobs. However, when you make your Options choices in Year 9, it can influence and determine your career pathway, and the choices you make in the next stages of your education.

Should you wish to explore careers in Design and Technology further, here are some interesting websites to help your research:

Hospitality Careers Map 

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