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A wonderful opportunity for our Year 11, 12 and 13 girls. Apply for a Words for Work internship. You have until 20th July to apply!


Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and .


Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in .


Is your daughter starting at Harris Dulwich Girls this September? Maya from Year 7 explains what it's like learning at HGAED. Read Maya's thoughts at


We are inviting every pupil and parent in Yrs 7-10 &12 into school during the last week of term to review learning and prepare for next term. We'll send you individual appointments shortly. Pls come with your child and contact us to rearrange if you can't make the time allocated.


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So pleased with our virtual HGAED Speed networking launch this week! We have had 30+ contributors from a range of industries including charity/ medical/law/politics and TV. If you are interested in contributing please contact me:


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Hooray, students and try to bring some of the passion and enthusiasm for books, publishing and diversity into our little outpost all are such an inspiration


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In preparation for birthday we have a great virtual assembly this week celebrating the heroic efforts of NHS workers throughout history. It’s great to see the representation and efforts of all. We wish you an early Happy Birthday from Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich. 😊


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Reminder- BBC Bitesize have a range of inspiring videos and advice for students.


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students are really grateful for the outreach opportunities. Only this week a year 12 student emailed how she is following advice as she prepares to start her personal statement. Thanks


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Looking forward to Monday when and will be live with students. A fantastic opportunity to consider and Claudia Hammond's book 'The Art of Rest'. Students and parents can email questions to


We look forward to seeing Year 10 and 12 next week. Do walk or cycle if you can. Parents of students in Years 10 and 12 have already been sent letters about the phased reopening, but you can see general information at


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Please share. 14-25 years? Join us tomorrow @ 4pm for our event. Please reg. - Guest panel! “Small steps such as this contribute to a wider change in society and a better society that is equal for all”. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏻✊🏽❤️


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We're really looking forward to seeing Year 10 and Year 12 next week. Please walk or cycle to school if you can.


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students interested in careers in the built environment might be eligble to apply for scholarships. 10 available each year for undergraduate studies for students from under-represented backgrounds.


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Thank you and for another delivery of books ready to send out to reviewers and students as prizes. We will be sending them out this week.


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WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY! ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 Please RT / share with young people. Aged 14+? Please join us Friday 05/06 for - interactive discussion on issues that affect young people - - Please email /DM to book and we will send you details. Thank you ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾


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Calling all year 9/10 students next week is an opportunity to experience ‘World of Work’- all resources will be shared on Edmodo. Thank you for planning amazing resources to share with students.


This still life by student Tabitha, Yr 13, will be shown at the 2020 Young Artists' Summer Show, after being selected from 17,000 entries. "I wanted to use fruits and vegetables that represented a non-European perspective." More

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Design Technology

Design and Technology encompasses both Food Technology and Product Design. Click the links below for more information about both these exciting aspects of the curriculum.

Read the latest news stories about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at our academy, including new projects and trips.

The long term plan (LTP) for each year group can be downloaded below.

Food Technology

Food Technology is an exciting and popular practical subject which forms a fundamental part of everyday life in our academy. Food Technology allows students to demonstrate their creativity when making food products as well as to gain an understanding of food science and nutrition. All students study food technology at KS3. One lesson is taught weekly, lasting 1 ½ hours.  

This enables students to learn where food comes from, how to cook a range of dishes safely and hygienically and how to plan, prepare and cook healthy balanced meals for a variety of different people.

Students are given the opportunity to further develop and broaden their knowledge in the following areas:

  • healthy eating
  • food and cooking
  • diet and health
  • wise food shopping

Students at Key Stage 4 are given the chance to explore food from a variety of cultures around the world and be inspired to design, create, develop and communicate their ideas in an innovative way. Students regularly test, modify and evaluate products made to ensure suitability for intended users. 

The ‘Real World Learning’ experience that is encompassed in this subject prepares students for life beyond the classroom by, for example, learning to read food labels independently and understanding what contributes to a healthy balanced diet.

Product design

Product Design focuses on making quality products suitable for the commercial market. Students are provided with the opportunity to gather experience of problem solving in the practical world, using both hand skills and up-to-date computer controlled technology to put design ideas into practice.

The course teaches students about a wide range of materials, both natural and man made, the processes needed to form them and their use in the commercial world. Working on real life projects entails considering the environment both locally and globally.  State of the art facilities available in the department enable quality products to be made to commercial standards.