Design and Technology

Department Staff

Mr R Smith
Head of Design & Technology

Miss S Nuttall
Teacher of Technology

Mrs J Pearce
Teacher of Technology

Mr N Wallace
Teacher of Technology
Cover Supervisor

Mrs L Carter
Design & Technology Technician

Mrs H Cook
Food Technician

Subjects Taught

Design Technology
Food Technology


The department consists of two workshops and three classrooms, which are well equipped with computers and technology equipment. In addition there are two smaller specialist rooms, one is dedicated to engineering and CADCAM, also with a  3d-printer, the other is a computer and study room.

The department is particularly well equipped with a full range of traditional tools and machines for working in wood, metals and plastics. We are also particularly well resourced with equipment for teaching systems and control, engineering, electronics and graphics. The department has a large number of PCs and all students in Year 9 Engineering and Design Technology will experience the Solidworks CADCAM software. All of our PCs are connected to the school network giving both Internet access and Intranet.

  • All students at KS4 have two lessons of Design and Technology every week.
  • At GCSE we offer Design Technology, Food, Engineering.
  • All GCSE groups have three single 60 minute lessons.
  • In years 12/13 the department offers EDEXCEL Product Design at AS and A2.

A dedicated and committed team of staff work with pupils of all abilities to help them to enjoy, experience success and achieve their full potential. All Students have the opportunity to design and make items using a wide range of media. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve their and others quality of life.

The subject calls for pupils to become appreciative, creative, problem solvers, to work as an individual and as a member of a team. The use of IT and CAD/CAM is an important aspect of all our courses and all students are actively encouraged to use our extensive facilities to the full, before school and after school to enhance their design work and practical outcomes.

Department Facilities

Two large workshops, equipped with hand and power tools, one large food-technology lab with ovens and plenty of worktops.


The learning plans for each subject taught within each year group are available below; click on each image to view full size.

Department News

Year 10 Engineers Visit Construction Show

Year 10 Design and Technology students had a super...
By LCA Website Admin | 05/10/18 3:59 pm | Challenge+, Technology, Trips, Year 10

Mr Smith Rockets Along in Engineering Course

I was fortunate to attend a two day training...
By LCA Website Admin | 13/02/18 1:19 pm | Challenge+, Sixth Form, Technology, Year 10, Year 11, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9

Tasty Classes in Year 7!

Year 7 students have been working independently to create...
By LCA Website Admin | 05/12/17 8:57 am | Technology, Year 7

LCA Celebrates STEM

Staff and students have been celebrating STEM - Science,...
By LCA Website Admin | 10/10/17 2:05 pm | Maths, News, Science, Technology, Trips, Year 8

Bug Tastic!

Proud moment for year 7. After studying material properties...
By LCA Website Admin | 07/07/17 11:06 am | Technology, Year 7

RS Innovation Heat Winners!

Six Year 9 students (Ethan Thiele, Megan Baxter, Megan...
By LCA Website Admin | 04/05/17 8:55 am | Technology, Trips, Year 9

Year 9 Engineering Students Get Casting

Year 9 students Tom Campbell and Kacper Borkowski were...
By LCA Website Admin | 21/03/17 10:09 am | Technology, Year 9

Year 9 Engineers Always on Time!

Year 9 Engineering students enjoyed using a range of...
By LCA Website Admin | 21/02/17 1:52 pm | Technology, Year 9

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At Lincoln Castle Academy, we value:

Hard work, perseverance and academic excellence

The development of character, compassion and responsible citizenship

Ourselves, each other and boundless ambition