KMF Young Engineer of the Year winners 2015

KMF Young Engineer of the Year winners 2015

Technology Department Aims Design and technology at Painsley is about encouraging, teaching and inspiring children to:

• Enjoy the subject

• Design creatively

• Develop high quality making and thinking skills

• Pay attention to detail

• Have confidence to experiment and make informed decisions

• Produce quality products in a range of materials

• Use technology to make things work

• Work independently

• Evaluate critically and suggest modifications

Design and technology is a dynamic and enormously valuable subject area in which all pupils can develop confidence, self-esteem and vital key skills. “Technology lessons are really fun! The projects we do are really interesting. They may be hard work, but it doesn’t feel like it because we all have so much fun doing them and using our creative minds to create something in real life! Best lesson ever!” (quote from a year 9 student)

Technology Staff

Mr J.P.Watson (HOD) Teacher of design, specialising in resistant materials

Miss E. Davies Teacher of design, specialising in product design

Mr R. Lilley Teacher of design, specialising in graphic products

Mrs C. Cohen Teacher of design, specialising in food technology

Mrs C. Deighton Teacher of design, specialising in food Technology

Mrs C. Bebington Teacher of design, specialising in food Technology

Miss J Goodwin Teacher of textiles and art.

Mr S. Rowley Full time technician

Mrs K. Wildgoose Full time teaching assistant in textiles and technician

Technology News

Year 11 car team.

Following on from the success of the KMF Greenpower car team last term, the next outing for our car ‘Burning Rubber’ is on 10th October when they are racing in the national kit car finals at Rockingham

Mission into Space!

Year 10 students have applied in large numbers to be part of the new KMF competition to send a capsule into the stratosphere.  Interviews will take place in the next week and the team chosen ready for the project launch on 16th October at Staffs University.


Technology Menu

Technology Curriculum

KS3- Years 7 and 8

KS4 – Years 9,10 and 11

KS5 – Years 12 and 13


Assessment Framework

How can I help support my child’s learning in Technology?

How to guides- links to tutorials


Useful Websites – this the exam board website for the subjects we teach at GCSE and A-level

Past papers for GCSE:

Resistant Materials





Extra Curricular

Pupils are encouraged to spend their spare time either at lunch time or after school in the department working on their project work. This open access policy is essential for pupils who may not have suitable facilities at home to complete work, especially when it comes to making their products. The department is a busy place with many students using the opportunities on offer outside lesson times. Some students also come in on an informal basis at lunch time to work on projects from home.

Current design and technology clubs include:

Textiles drop-in (Mrs Davies): runs on Monday and Wednesday dinner time where students can work on their projects with support from Mrs Davies and Mrs Wildgoose.

Textiles catch-up club (Mrs Davies): runs after school till 5.00 on Tuesday for year 10 and 11 students by prior arrangement.

Rotary Young Chef competition: will soon be starting – watch this space!

Operation Spitfire – (Mr Watson): Year 8 students are working with designers from our sixth form on this project to build a replica MKVIII Spitfire’s skeletal framework using laser cut acrylic parts. This is an opportunity to develop CAD skills as well as be part of a team making something very impressive!

KMF Mission to Space: a team of Y10 engineers are working on building a capsule that will be launched into the stratosphere to take photos and perform a scientific experiment.

Graphics club: a group of students is working on creating a new piece of window art cut using CADCAM in vinyl for the Pentecost building.  This is every Wednesday lunch time.

Controlled Assessment Support: is available for year 11 most dinner times and after school as arranged with staff.