The Technology Department has maintained high standards and results for many years successfully enabling pupils to reach their potential.
The Design Technology team put pupils first and work very hard to help all pupils succeed. We believe in encouraging pupils to become independent learners who are able to think through problem solving tasks. Our curriculum integrates the use of ICT skills along with Literacy and Numeracy skills. We offer a comprehensive programme of after school clubs to support teaching and learning as well as e-learning through our Frog VLE.
GCSE Catering pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a National Cooking Competition.
Meet the Team
Mrs S. Swinburn - Head of Department / Teacher of Resistant Materials
Mr G.Beck - Second in Department / Teacher of Resistant Materials
Mrs D. Anderson - Teacher of Catering and GCSE Food
Mr P. Balmforth - Teacher of Graphics and Food
Mrs K. Norman - Teacher of Textiles
Mrs. M Perrett - Teaching Assistant
Mr N. Swann - Technology Technician
Key Stage 3
We operate a 'circus' system in which groups move between Resistant Materials, Food, Graphics and Textile projects.
Projects covered: Ugly doll, Steady Hand Game, Aerosol Can Design and Licence to Cook Food projects.
Projects covered: Bird box, Money Box, Apron Design and Licence to Cook Food projects
Projects covered: Graphic Skills, Gadget Tidy and Licence to Cook Food projects.
Key Stage 4
We work to the AQA specifications for Resistant Materials and Graphics. We also now offer the Welsh Board Catering course which is a more practical based cooking course.