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Department Staff

Mr S. Murtagh (HoD)
Mr S. McGilligan
Mr P. Bradley
Mr T. Close
Mr I. O’Hara (Technician)

WELCOME TO THE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Aims

The aim of Technology and Design is to provide pupils with the understanding to function effectively in our rapidly changing world.  Through this subject, pupils will have the opportunity to become more aware of how things are made and how they work.

 

Technology and Design is offered at all key stage levels within in the school and our department offers a variety of pathways suited to the various student ability levels.

 

Our department specialises in electronic circuit systems, the use of CAD (SolidWorks) and CAM (3D Printing and CNC).

KS3 Curriculum

Technology and Design is one of the core subjects in Years 8-10.  Pupils will have two periods of class per week throughout the junior school and will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of machines, tools, plastics, woods, metals and electronic components as well as developing sketching techniques and learning how to use CAD software in a number of workshop based projects:

 

Year 8 - Tackpuller project, LED Torch and Car project

Year 9 - Garden Mobile and Night Light

Year 10 - Genie PIC project with CAD

KS4 GCSE Curriculum

We currently offer three pathways for GCSE study, which include:

Core

  • GCSE Technology and Design (CCEA)

Vocational

  • Engineering – Electronic Circuit Construction/Wiring (Occupational Studies CCEA)

  • Construction – Bench Joinery/CAD (Occupational Studies CCEA)

KS5 Post-16 Curriculum


We currently offer three pathways for Post-16 study, which include:
 

Core

  • A-Level Technology and Design (CCEA)

Vocational

  • BTEC Level 3 Engineering (Pearson)

  • BTEC Level 3 Construction (Pearson)

Careers

Past A-Level students have gone on to careers such as mechanical engineering, quantity surveying, architecture, aeronautical engineering, electrical engineering, teaching, computer science, software engineering, sports technology and product design.