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Technology & Design

OVERVIEW

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, a responsible attitude towards health and safety, the development of 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.

MEET THE STAFF

Mr. A. Crutchley

Miss. S. Bolton

Mr. W. Gallagher

Mr. A. Leonard

Mr. K. Mavridis

AIMS

  • Develop practical skills in a range of materials, processes and software packages.
  • To extend pupils’ knowledge and understanding of current theory, practice and opinions relevant to designing, planning and product manufacture
  • To provide the opportunity for students to exercise initiative, imagination and resourcefulness, to acquire skills and knowledge in pursuit of design solutions.

KEY STAGE 3

YEAR 8

  • Introduction to Technology
  • Getting to know the Workshop
  • Wooden Robot Project
  • Graphics
  • Fantastic Plastic
  • Levers

YEAR 9

  • Wooden Key Fob
  • USB light Project
  • Aluminium Design Competition
  • Product Development – CAD
  • Leaders Award Competition

YEAR 10

  • Desk Tidy Project (Design Folder + Manufacture)
  • Theory
  • Funky Clocks
  • Famous Designer Presentation

KEY STAGE 4

GCSE Technology & Design

CCEA Occupational Studies

GCSE Construction and the Built Environment

KEY STAGE 5

AS / A Level Technology & Design

Technology & Design subject description at AS / A Level.

AS / A Level Engineering

Engineering subject description at AS / A Level.