Main School

Technology

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Staff

Mr Cohen Head of Department
Mr Runglall Head of Key Stage 3 Design and Technology
Mr Brooks
Mr Randall
Miss Bashorun

Ethos

We aim to enable our learners to engage with the issues effecting tomorrow’s society and to be adaptable as individual problem solvers. We aim to promote the importance and development of creativity, problem solving and enterprise skills in our learners.

We strongly believe that creativity and design are essential skills required by the nation.

We have always offered a wide range of qualifications suitable to the skills and needs of our learners.

Curriculum Content

Key Stage 3

Year 7
LOGO DESIGN PROJECT (GRAPHICS)
TOY SPINNER PROJECT (RESISTANT MATERIAL)
MINI TORCH PROJECT (ELECTRONICS)

Year 8 
LEARNING ESSENTIAL COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD)
SKILLS IDENTITY/ KEYTAG PROJECT (CAD CAM)

Key Stage 4

OCR GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN
OCR GCSE ENGINEERING
OCR GCSE ELECTRONICS
BTEC CONSTRUCTION

Year 9
Becoming competent in the use of advanced CAD (computer aided design).
Experience CAM (Computer aided manufacture) production
Developing specification writing skills
Developing problems solving abilities and communication skills
Developing an awareness of the importance of global society and issues effecting sustainability

Year 10 
“Introduction to designing and making”
Demonstrate creativity
Develop designing skills
Demonstrate good making skills
Demonstrate critical evaluation skills

Projects; Can crusher, electronic dice/ number generator, iPad stand, night light, clock in a ‘design style’.

Year 11 

“Making quality products”
Develop and demonstrate designing skills 
Demonstrate good making/workshop skills
Demonstrate critical evaluation skills
Projects; Embossing tool, sports timer, personal item storage solution