Sixth Form Open Morning

Saturday 25th November 10am-12pm

Technology

Technology

Staff, Teaching & Learning

  • Mrs R McGowanMrs R McGowan
    Subject Leader Technology
  • Mr L WaterworthMr L Waterworth
    Subject Leader Product Design
  • Mr D McDonaghMr D McDonagh
    Subject Leader Design Engineer Construct
  • Mrs A JonesMrs A Jones
  • Mrs A McManamonMrs A McManamon
  • Mrs N TaylorMrs N Taylor
  • Mr B DriscollMr B Driscoll
    Technology Technician

Design and technology education is unique because children and young people look to the future and are creative and innovative:

  • Design and make products and services, using a variety of materials that work well and look good
  • Make design decisions that matter to the users of the products and services and to the wider world
  • Draw on wide range of knowledge to solve problems in relevant, real life contexts
  • Develop an enterprising attitude and take risks
  • See opportunities and make things happen
  • Enjoy, value and motivated by the subject

"From Design and technology Manifesto" D&T Believers.

The Technology department develops the following courses:

Key Stage 3

Food Technology
Product Design
Electronics
Resistant materials
Design, Engineer, Construct!

Key Stage 4

Product Design
Food Technology
Design, Engineer, Construct!
Health and social care
Hospitality and Catering.

As a department we aim to give all pupils the opportunity to explore their creative and innovative side. We work through a variety of materials to allow the learners to combine practical and intellectual skills; the sustainability, economical and environmental issues are considered and applied to all products. Every learner is challenge to their potential which enables them to engage in all lessons and be successful. The pupils evaluate and analysis present and past technology’s and its uses and effects. The creative atmosphere in all areas allows the pupils to learn in an independent and enthusiastic environment.

The Design Technology department has six specialist rooms comprising of two material workshops, a food room, and a classroom with food demonstration area. There is a specialist computer room and a design room. There are 24 computers along with 30 wireless laptops which are shared throughout the faculty.

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