Morning all I have been reading these threads with interest over the last few months. I must say that I am a little worried about the future of D&T in schools now. I am due to have my PGCE interview next week for a D&T course. I come from a strong food science/technology background and really wanted to teach a subject that I am passionate about. I also feel that food safety/science/technology does not gain the recognition it so rightly deserves, hence the reason why I want to pass on my knowledge to the future generation. But having read what the government may have in the pipeline, coupled with the lack of jobs (I know it is not just the teaching sector) I am worried that D&T will not have a future. I thought D&T or food technology was becoming compulsory in 2011, or did I read that wrong? Is it really all just doom and gloom are all aspiring teachers just wasting their time?