Our Technology department aims to inspire students’ creativity and imagination, develop their appreciation for technology and design and encourage them to make products that solve real and relevant problems within various contexts.
Teaching takes place in our suite of purpose-built rooms, including workshops and ICT zones.
To complement classroom learning, students are able to participate in several extracurricular activities to increase their understanding of technology and design and appreciation for its application in everyday life. These include technology trips and workshops.
At Key Stage Three, students rotate between different areas of technology, from food technology, product design, textiles and electronics, to develop and broaden their technological skills and knowledge. Students design and manufacture products, of increasing complexity as they progress through the Key Stage, which support their understanding of materials, manufacturing processes and ingredients. In this way, we also seek to strengthen students’ confidence in their practical and problem-solving abilities and give them a firm foundation in theoretical technological knowledge, applicable to everyday life and necessary for further study.
At Key Stage Four, we offer Food Preparation and Nutrition and Design and Technology as GCSE options and Engineering as a Level 2 Technical Award option.
For more information, please read our Key Stage Four Curriculum Choices booklet.
Ahead of exam season, we have a Year 11 Curriculum Support Timetable in place to further support students in reaching for their potential at GCSE.
At Key Stage Five, we offer Art and Design (Textiles) and Design and Technology (Product Design) as A-Level options to students.
For more information, please read our Sixth Form Course Guide.