Barlby High @Barlby_HighWe’re in The Press! History lessons are amazing when they are truly brought to life. Thanks so much to the veterans and @EverwitchTC for reminding us to concentrate on the future but never forget the past. day ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbySport: YDSSA Athletics Final tomorrow. Weather looking decidedly dodgy. There are no alternative dates so it's tomorrow or nothin…1 day ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighIAPT are hosting one-off masterclass sessions focussed on two topics: #sleep and #stress. Events are free and open to all, no need to book. days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyEng: Congratulations to our wonderful SlamJam team! Their beautiful and passionate poetry got them all the way to the final. We m…4 days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyHistory: @YorkWW2DDayVets @EverwitchTC @Barlby_High Here is the poem that Ken Cooke read to students and staff after the performa…4 days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbySport: Brilliant to see the football kits donated by Elvington Harriers and taken out by @BarlbySport in October being used in Ma…4 days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighHow fantastic is that! Great to see Ed furthering his studies #education #choices #inspiration days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRomania 2019: Final full day for the team and they’ve had a memorable day. Final act of the day is to add hands to the tree in Casa Albert. The quote is from the Book of Revelation and means "the leaves of the tree are for the healing of a nation" 🇷🇴 #memories #steveandbeth #team days ago
Barlby High @Barlby_HighRT @BarlbyHistory: On a personal level, I felt enormously privileged standing alongside our veterans today. My Grandad Cyril also landed o…5 days ago
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Design & Technology, Engineering and Food

Barlby High School, Selby York. Part of the Hope Learning Trust, York.
D&T Curriculum aim

We aim to ensure students have the knowledge, skills and experience to learn a practical, hands on subject.  This will give them the confidence as they move forward with their learning to gain new skills and use these in a practical sense both in and out of the classroom.

Key stage 3 Curriculum overview

Students will be encouraged to develop skills across all Design and Technology subjects in KS3, that will steer them towards specialising in certain areas at KS4 (no current KS4 groups and information will be added at the appropriate time). 

In the Design and Technology workshops students will undertake practical activities using wood, metal and plastic, helping them to develop practical skills using physical materials. There is an electronics component where ideas are explored using circuit boards.

Specialist equipment and well equipped workshops help students to explore their full potential within a highly-structured environment.

The design process that will help individuals become the next generation of artisans is never far away. 

Keep in touch
Subject Lead for DT is Mr Buckley who can be contacted by email at

Food and Nutrition

The newly refubished Food and Technology rooms give students a great opportunity to explore their culinary talents. Major topics to explore in KS3 and KS4 might include:

  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Diet and Good Health
  • The Science of Cooking Food
  • Food Spoilage
  • Food Provenance and Food Waste
  • Cultures and Cuisines
  • Technological Developments
  • Factors Affecting Food Choice

Keep in touch
Subject Lead for Food Technology is Miss Barkley who can be contacted by email at

Key Stage 4 GCSE Food

Our students will study for GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition (EDUQAS) which is a stand-alone GCSE subject and is assessed in three parts: 

  1. Food Science Investigation (8hrs, 15% of GCSE) 
  2. Food Preparation Assessment (12hrs, including a 3hr practical assessment, 35% of GCSE) 
  3. Written Exam Paper (1hr 45m, 50% of GCSE)
Key Stage 4 BTEC first in Engineering

Students will produce four units (called assignments) over three years, roughly one per term for the whole course. They will work on practical Engineering objects and will make things that run alongside theory work. 

Students who pass will gain either a Pass, Merit or Distinction and will know their final result before they leave school.

Keep in touch
Subject Lead for Engineering is Mr Buckley who can be contacted by email at