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


Ear guards for the NHS

John Cornwall Year 10 has shown  great initiative during lockdown. He has used his own 3D printer to manufacture Ear Guards to which medical staff can hook their face masks, thereby reducing pressure around their ears.

Rotary Technology Tournament

The Youth techology tournment was run by the Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford. The schools that participated were Herts and Essex, Boys High, Birchwood High, Hockerill and Leventhorpe. There where three different levels of difficulty, Foundation - Years 7, 8 and 9, Intermediate - Years 10 and 11 and Advanced - Sixth Form. The students had to build a crane, there was a lot of learning achieved and some great team work throughout. Birchwood came third in the Foundation and Immediate.

Tenner Challenge

Tenner Challenge

Year 9 Business students took part in the Tenner Challenge workshop. The aim of the Challenge is to make as much profit from the initial £10 investment using a business idea of their choice.

Jo O’Rilley, the event organiser said, a big thank you to all who contributed to a great morning with sixty Year 9 students The Brazier Trust for funding, to Gladys and Dave for giving up their time to volunteer, and Mrs Dervish for co-ordinating, also to the other teachers who helped!

We covered a lot of team challenges, skills needed in the workplace and the launch of the Tenner Challenge. I look forward to hearing what the teams do this year and how much money they raise. Any profit they make the students are able to keep for themselves.

Mrs Dervish, Business