Mrs O.Brankin (Head Of Department)
Mr L.Rafferty (Teaching Staff)
Mr P.O’Neill (Technician)
Welcome to the Technology & Design department.
From the outset, at the beginning of each academic year, students will be given an overview of their learning intentions for the year. Shorter term learning intentions will be outlined at the beginning of each term, and, on a more immediate basis, at the beginning of each lesson.
A clear explanation will be given to students on how to approach tasks given to them and guidance and support will be provided if they encounter problems in their assignments.
Teachers will draw from a range of visual aids and models held by the department or from those developed by individual teachers. Students will be involved in a wide range of learning activities within and across the four attainment targets: – designing, communication, manufacture and energy and control.
Learning will be undertaken on a whole class basis, in pairs or groups and on an individual basis. The main aim of the Key stages 3 & 4 approach is to move away from a dependence on the teacher towards a more independent and self-directed learning.
- To develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making;
- To encourage child to discover how things work, and draw and model their ideas;
- To develop an understanding of technological processes, products, their manufacture and their contribution to our society
- To encourage children to select appropriate tools and techniques for making products, whilst following safe procedures
- To explore attitudes towards the world of work
- To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making
KEY STAGE 3
Year 8 Projects
Moisture sensor (electronics), paint tin opener (mechanisms/metals), key fob (2D design/plastics), pull along toy (mechanisms/woods).
Year 9 Projects
Cross (wood joints), personal alarm (electronics), coat hook (mechanisms/woods), graphics.
Year 10 Projects
CD/DVD rack (wood joints), phone holder (2D design, plastics), graphics, bracelet (2D design, metals)
KEY STAGE 4
GCSE CCEA Construction
GCSE CCEA Technology & Design
GCSE / BTEC Engineering is delivered as an after school class.
After school KS4 revision and catch up classes.
After school STEAM with primary school links.