Year 7, 8, 9 & 10



Introduction to Food Technology

Literacy Food Wordbank

Literacy Graphics Workdbank

Literacy Child Development Wordbank

Literacy Resistant Materials Wordbank

Literacy Construction Wordbank



Design & Technology at Mark Rutherford

Design and Technology is housed in a suite of rooms comprising:-

  • 2 Dedicated food technology rooms
  • 2 Large bright classrooms for Health and Social Care and Child  
  • development with interactive whiteboards and projectors
  • 3 General purpose workshops connected to a technician store room
  • 1 Graphics Room
  • 1 Computer Suite which has recently been refurbished

We also have equipment to facilitate CAD/CAM
In addition we have a Construction workshop with workbenches, and facilities for undertaking Painting and Decorating which is linked to a Building Yard facility for Bricklaying. The department works very closely together in planning and delivering a range of courses.  Team work is an essential component of the work we do, and all staff are encouraged to contribute to regular reviews of the schemes of work and in the planning and preparation of the teaching resources used. There is technician support in both the Resistant and Compliant areas.
We offer a range of courses to students across the age and ability range.
At KS3 we offer students an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in all areas of design technology and to work with a range of materials including wood, metal and plastic as well as food.  Schemes of work are regularly updated and we endeavour to build on the work students have undertaken in middle school.

KS4 from 2018 we will be changing our courses and will be offering:

  • AQA Food Technology and, Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • BTEC Award in Children’s Play, Learning and Development
  • AQA Graphic Media
  • AQA Product Design

At KS5 we are offering AS and A2 in

  • Edexcel Graphic Media
  • Edexcel Food Technology
  • BTEC National in Health and Social Care

For any further information about any of the above courses please contact
Mrs Humphries (Head of Children’s Play, Learning and Development and Health and social care) using the following email address:

Head of Product Design

Head of Graphic Media

Head of Food Technology and Food Preparation and Nutrition

Currently offering AQA Food Technology at GCSE:

Students selecting this subject will be given the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the preparation and serving of a range of food products.  The course is very practical and allows for lots of making.  The new specification for 2016 reduces the written coursework element even further and coursework now comprises two practical tasks under supervised conditions. Both tasks must be completed in the academic year in which the qualification is awarded. Task 1 is to be completed in 10hours and task 2 is to be completed in 20hours.
 The pictures below are the work of a previous year group.







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    Mark Rutherford School
    Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
    Telephone 01234 290200 : Fax 01234 290236 : Email: