Meet the Department
|Mr P York||Head of Technology|
|Miss R Alm||Food Nutrition teacher|
|Mrs H Edney||Technician|
|Mr C Keighley||Technician|
|Mrs C Ferris||Textiles teacher / HOY 11|
|Mr M Gallimore||Textiles teacher / Head of Art Department|
|The Design and Technology Department set high standards and expectations for our students so they feel proud of what they have learnt and created. Success further up the school begins with a good foundation of knowledge and skills delivered with a challenging and engaging approach. Design and Technology will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology including historical, social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. Students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.
All projects through Key Stage 3 are designed to build confidence and skills across a wide range of materials, techniques and processes using a variety of applications including graphics, woods, metals, polymers, textiles, composite, smart and modern materials, electronics, computer aided design and computer aided manufacture. Each project focuses on the whole design process where students explore different design approaches including biomimicry, iterative and user-centred design to generate creative ideas and use annotated sketches, detailed plans and 3D modelling to present their findings. Students manufacture their designs using specialist tools, techniques and processes whilst considering the material properties they are dealing with. Evaluation is initially based upon analysis of past and present professionals to develop and broaden their understanding while continuously considering new and emerging technologies, before evaluating their own final products. The development of these skills prepare students, providing the key skills required for them to engage in Key Stage 4 with confidence.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
All clubs are run for a short duration which enables a greater range of pupils to participate in extra circular activities. We currently run the following clubs.
Mechanical toy woodwork club
NEA support group
Door frame decoration club
For further information on the curriculum please email firstname.lastname@example.org