General Information

Hull Trinity House Academy has excellent facilities and resources to provide all of our students with engaging and enriching design and technology studies.

KS4 pupils enjoy the benefits of Food Technology, Graphic Products, Resistant Materials Technology, Systems and Control and Electronics.

Pupils enjoy all aspects of the Technology curriculum at KS3 before choosing options towards the end of year 9.



Staff Member


 Miss A. Malton

 Subject Leader of Technology

 Mrs M. Hatfield

 Technology Teacher 

 Mr M. Newton

 Technology Teacher 
 Assisstant Principal


GCSE Graphic Products

GCSE Graphic Products is based around the study of visual imagery and the production of two and three-dimensional outcomes. It involves the study of how visual images affect us. It includes the study of colour, shapes, fonts and logos. The course is project based, with most aspects of the course specification being covered through students working on ‘design and make’ projects. There will be opportunities to make products using a wide variety of graphic media, including a range of card, modelling foam, foam board and plastics. Students will also work with a variety of finishing techniques including printing, embossing, painting and laminating. There is also a strong element of computer aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM).

The assessments consist of two components:

40% Exam at the end of Y11 covering the theory learned.

60% Coursework, consisting of a ‘design and make’ controlled assessment. This includes a practical element together with a design portfolio.

Revision Tips:

BBC Bitesize: go on this and test yourself on theory topics. Keep testing yourself until you can get 100% in each area. This has lots of graphics topics on it and can help if you are stuck at home. The most helpful part is the exam preparation sections.

Revision guides: Use your own revision book you have made in class this is a valuable tool for reference.

AQA Website: past papers.


GCSE Resistant Materials

The GCSE Resistant Materials Technology course engages pupils in a wide variety of designing and making activities - covering drawing skills, model making and constructing objects from mixed materials including plastics, wood, metals and ready made components. A workshop and CAD/CAM  room is used for two-dimensional design work and includes a Computer Aided Design and manufacture facility.

During the two years of the course you will work on one design project. The practical outcome of this project must be accompanied by a supporting design portfolio comprising drawings and notes. Themes for projects may be taken from a range of possibilities: e.g. Seating, Radios, Storage, Lighting, Sports and Leisure.

The project will demonstrate design and manufacture in your own development of a  technological device/ product. The project will also incorporate design communication skills, resulting in the production of a model/graphic solution to a chosen problem. The project will provide you with specific design and constructional skills that will gradually allow you to pursue your own design ideas.

The final exam consists of two components:

Unit 1: Creative Design & Make Activities (60%)

This is internally assessed with half the marks allocated to designing and the other half to making. You will choose a task from a list published by AQA each year. It is expected that this element will take approximately 40 hours of supervised time.

Unit 2: Knowledge & Understanding of Resistant Materials Technology (40%)

2 hour written examination.

The Design and Technology Resistant Materials GCSE forms a valuable qualification, in combination with other subjects, as a possible step towards many career areas such as Industrial Design, Jewellery, Interior Design, Product Design, Theatre Design/TV, Architecture, Three-Dimensional Design, Mechanical Engineering.


GCSE Food Technology

The GCSE Food Technology course is an informative and interesting food course. It includes a substantial amount of theory lessons and some practical work.

The course consists of the following study points-

  • Eating for health
  • Consumer choices
  • Practical cooking
  • The functions of food
  • Making food safe
  • Designing food products
  • Food manufacturing

The final exam comprises of two components

Unit 1: Design and Making Practice (60%)

This is internally assessed with half the marks allocated to the product and half to the folder coursework.

Unit 2 Knowledge and Understanding of Food Technology (40%)

2 hour written examination

GCSE Food technology is not only a good choice to enhance basic lifeskills knowledge it also could lead to a food based career such as- farming, food manufacturing, laboratory food technician, food development designer, catering manager, supermarket manager, naval catering manager.



Detailed Course Outlines can be downloaded below: