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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

Technology and Design

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The aim of the Technology and Design department at Kilkeel High School is to offer equal opportunities to all students. We realise this by offering a broad balanced curricululum, allowing all students  to achieve their maximum potential.

We strive to stimulate a lasting interest in learning through problem solving and technological activities and we attempt to help students develop their imaginations, sensitivity and creative responses to a wide range of aesthetic experiences.

Technology has an important role to play in helping all students  acquire the knowledge and skills that will be needed for them to take an active role in their future careers.

The study of Technology fosters a wide range of desirable qualities, which we value. Pupils need to cooperate with one another and have a responsible attitude towards health and safety.They should develop lively enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills, both on their own and in groups.

 As a department we promote high standards of academic achievement through designing, making and evaluating results. We work together as an enthusiastic team and promote an environment where all students develop personal responsibility and self-motivation but consider the needs and achievements of others.

 

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News

19th Dec 2017
Some of our pupils have been busy in the Technology club making hardwood Christmas...
 
 
 
21st Nov 2016
Year 8 Technology pupils finish their Robot projects!🔨✏ Well done everyone!
 
 
 
16th Nov 2016
Jim Malcomson and David Annett of BE Aerospace delivering the steel to complete the...
 
 
 
 

BBC Technology Feed

Posted on Sunday April 21, 2019
A list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and "Liverpool".
Posted on Saturday April 20, 2019
Space is getting busy thanks to a new era of commercialisation.
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019
A dozen named groups and individuals will be purged from the social network, it said.
Posted on Friday April 19, 2019
Marcus Hutchins said he regrets his actions and accepts "full responsibility for my mistakes".
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019
The humanoid, named Alex, causes a stir as he makes his debut on state news channel Rossiya 24.
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019
The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it says.
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019
Several outlets reviewing Samsung's ground-breaking new folding smartphone have reported major problems with its screen.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
The woman aiming to build "a labour movement for the 21st Century" shares her plan at TED.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Sites that fail to comply will face being blocked by internet service providers.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Streaming company Netflix is to trial showing UK users its most-watched shows over a weekly period.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Ubisoft is to donate money and offer use of its digital reconstruction of the cathedral.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Plans to give millions of dollars to a program for online learning for pre-schoolers has been criticised.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Apps from unfamiliar developers will be scrutinised more deeply before they go on the Play Store.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Gamers give their verdict as Microsoft announces an "all-digital edition" of the console.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
The promotion described broadband packages as being "gigafast" that did not offer 1Gbps speeds.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
A department responsible for data protection shares the personal details of hundreds of journalists.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
The move comes after a court called for a ban on the video app over concerns it put children at risk.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
The surprise settlement brings a long-running legal battle between the two tech firms to an end.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research centre.
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019
Jack Dorsey has been talking at TED about the changes the platform is considering.
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019
Sky's Now TV app failed to load for some viewers while displaying a degraded version of the show.
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019
Sony's next-gen console, which will replace the PS4, will be much faster and include improved audio.
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019
Journalist Carole Cadwalladr challenges Mark Zuckerberg to address TED about "election fraud".
Posted on Monday April 15, 2019
The UK's data watchdog proposes restrictions on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat among others.
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019
People with epilepsy are being exposed to flashing images, some deliberately, says a charity.
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019
Top-rated reviews on popular items are dominated by unknown brands, consumer group Which? finds.
Posted on Monday April 15, 2019
Messages posted on the hijacked account included anti-immigration rhetoric.
Posted on Monday April 15, 2019
TED talks have become synonymous with cutting-edge ideas and are watched by millions.
Posted on Monday April 15, 2019
The UK supports a final vote in favour of new online copyright rules, but some EU nations objected.
Posted on Monday April 15, 2019
Riders report that brakes were being jammed on sharply on some motor-assisted bike journeys, said Lyft.
Posted on Monday April 15, 2019
The row is about how much phone makers should pay for the chips essential to modern smartphones.
Posted on Sunday April 14, 2019
The drone operator was monitoring activities at the airport during the attack, officials believe.
Posted on Monday April 15, 2019
The BBC's Chris Fox tries Samsung's folding smartphone to find out what it can do.
Posted on Thursday April 11, 2019
Newsbeat plays with the Nintendo Labo VR kit and meets one of the brains behind it.
Posted on Wednesday April 10, 2019
A new system at London Marylebone station is helping to remove harmful gases from the environment.
Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019
The British Basketball League is testing a new way of filming games that picks the action using AI.
Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019
The Museum of English Rural Life now appears as Elon Musk on Twitter after he used their sheep picture.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Mark Hamill supports a YouTuber who faced a backlash for his tearful reaction to the new Star Wars trailer.
Posted on Friday April 19, 2019
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Two people explain why they post made-up reviews, while psychologists deconstruct the power of the review.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
When HMS Victory sank, she took with her an early prototype of the gyroscope, crucial to modern technology.
Posted on Tuesday April 16, 2019
Is content filtering tech the answer or is education and discussion the key to keeping kids safe?
Posted on Monday April 15, 2019
Social media changed many aspects of modern life, but how has it impacted traditional stand-up comedy?
Posted on Friday April 12, 2019
Many more firms are monitoring and analysing employee communications and behaviour. Does it work?
Posted on Sunday April 07, 2019
Pictures of classic Pokemon cards turned into unique artworks which sell for hundreds of dollars.
Posted on Thursday April 11, 2019
The RoCycle system uses pressure sensors to detect an item's size and composition.
Posted on Friday April 05, 2019
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
Posted on Thursday April 04, 2019
The device is able to identify food and works out the best way of feeding it to the person.
Posted on Tuesday March 26, 2019
Industrial Light and Magic explain the challenges involved in making the film.
Posted on Saturday April 20, 2019
Players return to a 2014 video game to visit a digital version of the cathedral, untouched by fire.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Marc Cieslak reviews the game Axiom Soccer - a mashup between football and a third person shooter.
Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019
Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome that?
Posted on Sunday April 14, 2019
Its wingspan measures 117m - the length of an American football field.
Posted on Friday April 12, 2019
BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories.
Posted on Friday April 12, 2019
A city with impressive recycling credentials has a unique waste system involving seven coloured bags.