Our ambition is for students to be knowledgeable of design and innovations of the past, to inspire to them to creatively engineer solutions to real and relevant problems in the present. We want our students to be inspired by the role our community has played in engineering, design and development throughout history. From Blyth’s industrial heritage to current prospects including cutting edge marine technology, renewable energy and manufacturing. We seek to empower students to have the skills, values and vision to continue this progression for the benefit of our local, national or international communities through engineering.


As we identify the key knowledge students should master in engineering we think carefully about how we want students to think as engineers. We want students to:

  • 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
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook


The engineering curriculum is sequenced around the following key concepts:

  • Design
  • Innovate
  • Make
  • Evaluate
  • Technology


Subjects include GCSE Design & Technology, GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition, BTEC First Engineering, A-level Product Design, A-level Design Technology: Fashion and Textiles and BTEC Nationals Engineering

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