Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere...”
Technology is an umbrella term for our subjects that focus on designing in a practical context.
Learners may progress into exciting employment opportunities, such as working in a Graphic Design studio, or perhaps in a test kitchen developing new products.
Hands-on and traditionally vocational, pupils learn a wealth of design and creative skills that can help them go on to careers in highly skilled sectors.
Pupils come into our courses, from both KS3 to KS4 and KS4 to KS5. At KS3, they are given experience of all disciplines and materials – Food, Graphic Design, Resistant Materials and Textiles – which gives them an informed choice for their courses at KS4.
As well as GCSE Food and Graphics, AS/A2-Level Graphic Product and BTEC Construction, we are looking forward to welcoming BTEC Engineering, which will be introduced this September.
Also coming soon is the opening of our state-of-the-art, purpose-built construction centre.
Students are invited to join the enrichment after school club which is held on Tuesdays where different projects are offered. Eg. The Choc Bar project...
The Technology Department offers a STEM and Engineering club from 2.15 -3.30 each Thursday which is open to all students.
Girls in Construction is held every Wednesday 2.20-3.30pm in the construction workshop. This group is open to girls in all year groups.
We are registered for the British Young Engineers National Competition which recognises and rewards young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It is open to 11-18 year olds in the UK and provides young people with the opportunity to build their skills and confidence in project-based work.
The department also supports the annual Rotary club competition which enables students to submit their inventions which can lead to work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.
Extracurricular activities also include Food Technology Club, which welcomes any student to the Let’s Get Cooking sessions every Wednesday after school, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Regular lessons are backed up by after school revision classes, catch-up sessions, holiday classes and visiting speakers. In addition, the Technology Department is at the forefront of ICT use, enabling pupils to access course materials on Moodle,via the Managed Learning Environment (MLE) whether at home or school.
|Ms N. Gregory||Curriculum Leader|
|Miss J. Trayer||Assistant Curriculum Leader|
|Mr S. Trickett||Assistant Curriculum Leader|
|Mr A. Nicholson||Teacher|
|Mr J. Millard||Teacher|
|Mr G. Wreford||Technician|
|Ms G. Pinnock||Food Technician|
|Ms C. Hainsworth||Food Technician|
The school’s specialist subjects have enhanced the curriculum particularly in terms of promoting healthy lifestyles.”
There is a good range of enrichment activities on offer.”