Craft Design Technology (CDT)


The imaginative and stimulating CDT curriculum is designed to meet the full range of pupils’ needs and to ensure that health and safety regulation are adhered to at all times. It has been enhanced and enriched forging links with other agencies, industries and the wider community. Pupils are kept up to date on their current progress, projects for the future and courses, they are helped in understanding how this subject can be of value to them for future careers and creative industries and STEM. Links with other subjects in the school are highly productive in strengthening pupils’ learning in CDT.


CDT is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. 

Our curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world

  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others


Pupils are ready for the next stage of education, employment or training. They have the knowledge and skills they need and, where relevant, they gain qualifications that allow them to go on to destinations that meet their interests and aspirations and the intention of their course of study. Pupils with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes in the subject.

What we do in Key Stage 3 - Practical Tasks

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Wooden Candle Holder

Welsh Love Spoon

Wooden Bowl

Wooden Spoon

American Style Bird House

Wooden Mug

Design and Make Task

Design and Make Task

Individual Chosen Task

What we do in Key Stage 4 - Long Term Scheme of Work

UNIT 1 - Producing a Timber Product

UNIT 12 - Developing Construction Drawing Skills

UNIT 3 - Developing Home Improvement Skills

UNIT 14 - Developing Carpentry Skills

UNIT 9 - Starting Work in Construction

UNIT 15 - Developing Joinery Skills

UNIT 10 - Health Safety and Welfare in Construction

UNIT 16 - Developing Construction Painting Skills

UNIT 11 - Working as a Team to Move and Handle Resources

UNIT 20 - Developing Building Maintenance Skills

*In order to achieve diploma - all 20 units are to be completed.

* In order to achieve extended certificate - more than 4 units are to be completed.

*To achieve a pass - 4 units are completed.


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June Sedgwick | School Business Manager

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At Archers Brook School we recognise the importance of building safe, supportive relationships with the children, young people and families that we work with. By applying the principles of Our Way of Working we celebrate our settings ability to apply a trauma informed approach.

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