Technology and Design

Hello, welcome to the Year 8 Technology and Design page.

This page will give you some information about things that you will study during your first year in St Paul’s. Whether or not you have studied this subject at primary school, we’re sure you will find the information below helpful.


Topics covered/experience gained:

  • All aspects of safety.
  • Basic electronics.
  • Knowledge of materials relevant to projects made.
  • Tools and processes.
  • Machines – Pedestal Drill and Linisher.
  • Basic pneumatic circuit and components.
  • Micro-electronics.
  • Design Process
  • Graphical presentation/communication.
  • Computer graphics and circuit design.


Our attainment targets are:

  • Designing
  • Manufacturing
  • Communicating
  • Energy and Control