Technology helps students develop a variety of skills needed to excel in our ever-evolving technological world. It is a unique subject that brings together all the other important curriculum areas. We provide a real-life context in which students learn industry-based design and manufacturing skills. It is a subject that helps students solve real-life problems and allows them to develop their lateral-thinking skills.
Teachers of Technology
Ms A Northover - Seconded to SLT : Director of Inclusion and Safeguarding
Ms S Idris
Mr K Jodelko - Technology Technician
KS3 Graphic Products
Students have the opportunity to design and make realistic and usable products such as drinks cartons and computer game covers. Students learn to be competent in using CAD software as well creating professionally-designed and manufactured packaging products.
KS3 Resistant Materials
Students are introduced to resistant materials by designing and making useful 3D products using materials such as wood and plastic. Our projects are designed to help students become more skilled in using various hand tools in the workshop as well as developing a thorough understanding of the design process.
KS4 AQA Design and Technology
At Key Stage 4, students have the opportunity to develop the skills gained at KS3 and focus on an area of technology of their choice. This course is intended for students who have chosen to specialise in design and manufacturing using materials such as plastics and wood.
Students will need to focus on the practical aspects of industrial practices, systems and control, together with an associated knowledge and understanding of materials and components, consumer preferences, health and safety, CadCam and aesthetics.
This course is intended for students who have chosen to specialize in design and manufacturing with graphic products. Students design and make in two dimensions and three dimensions using various software packages and modelling materials such as plasticine, foam, cardboard and wood. The students should have good hand drawing ability as well as good knowledge of ICT as they will need to present design ideas and information with skill and accuracy.
KS4 NCFE Level 1 Craft
The NCFE Level 1 Craft is a complementary Technical Award and the vocational equivalent of GCSE qualifications. It is aimed at 14-16 year olds studying their Key Stage 4 curriculum and interested in any of the key skills associated with different craft disciplines such as design ideas, materials, tools and responding to a brief.
The qualification is designed for learners with an interest in craft and is delivered in a variety of contexts. Examples include wood crafts, floristry, textiles, garment making, stained glass and cake decoration.