Technology Faculty

Birchwood Construction students build a foundation knowledge platform of construction materials and processes.  We also seek to develop their practical and design skills in the built environment disciplines.

Birchwood ICT and Computing students develop IT literacy allowing them to link logical thinking with creativity to solve problems in our ever changing technological world

The Birchwood Food Technology student is equipped with knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook dishes in order to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously both now and later in life

“If you understand business concepts, you have the potential to own your own dreams and aspirations and to be the boss of you”.

Birchwood designers are analytical, skilful and innovative.  Our students have a breadth of knowledge to prepare them for a modern world and its challenges


To contact a member of this Faculty, click their staff initials to open a new e-mail

JSS Mr J Stephens Head of Faculty
(Graphic Products)
ACO Mrs A Collyer Business
ARD Mrs A Reynolds Technology
BMN Miss B McEwen Food Technology
CMO Miss C Munro Technology
EDH Mrs E Dervish Business
MAS Ms M Adams Technology
NDE Miss N Dale Business
RNN Mr R Newman Technology
SCD Mr S Creed Head of IT
(ICT / Technology)

Curriculum Maps

Sixth Form

BTEC Diploma; Edexcel

BTEC Certificate; Edexcel

Product Design D&T
A-level; Pearson Edexcel

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities will be available shortly.



After school


Subject Support


Year 10

D & T Workshop Club (GWR)

In C7 on Thursdays, 13.30-14.00

Years 9 to 11

IT Revision (SMR)

In C26 on Fridays, 13:30-14:00

After school

Years 10 and 11

Business revision with (EDH)

In B12 on Wednesdays, 15.30-16.30

Year 9 to 11

IT revision (SMR)

In C26 on Wednesdays, 15.30-16.30

Year 11

Coursework support sessions for Design and Technology (GWR)

In C9 on Thursdays, 15.25-16.25


Birchwood “Unsung Heroes” receive their highly commended certificate at the Indies

On Thursday 18 November, Miss Munro, Mr Osborne and myself went to the annual Indie awards at the South Mill Arts Centre. Our PPE manufacturing team had been nominated for the unsung hero award by readers of the Bishop’s Stortford Independent. It was a fantastic evening with a red carpet and meal laid on by a local caterer. We were at a table with the other nominee; Dr Sian Stanley. It was great to put a face to a name as during our time manufacturing we were in contact on several occasions to ensure the PPE went out to where it was needed locally. We were so proud to be awarded the highly commended certificate in
recognition of our work over that challenging time.
Mr Stephens, Technology

Birchwood wins the immediate level at the annual Rotary young engineer challenge

On Tuesday 16 November we hosted the annual Rotary young engineer challenge. Teams from TBSHS, Leventhorpe and the Bishops Stortford College came to compete at three different levels. It was a really tricky task for all but our intermediate team of Lucy Moorfield, Rosie Thorpe and Severin Fleet took first place with our other two teams taking a close second in their
respective categories. Birchwood won the immediate level.

Scrubs for the NHS

In between teaching Mrs Jacobson and Mrs Feather Levey have been making scrubs for the local NHS frontline staff. They have made over 20 so far!