Technology

"To provide a technological education which will bring lasting motivation in the study of Technology, for enjoyment, interest, and understanding of the modern world today and tomorrow"

The Technology Faculty is committed to raising standards, through innovative learning and teaching, and instilling a love of our subjects into young people. The faculty is looking to raise students’ aspirations of success, develop core learning of Technology in key stage 3, challenge students in Key Stage 4 to fulfil their potential, and extend provision at Key Stage 5. 

There are seven members of staff who teach across the full age and ability range. The faculty has two technicians who support and facilitate teaching and learning the across all key stages. The faculty is committed to teamwork, ideas, approaches, strategy and planning are all achieved through collaboration. 

The Design and Technology facilities reflect the increasing demands of multimedia and industry based learning in the classroom.  The rooms are designed to create a 21st century learning environment, equipped with interactive whiteboards, wireless access, laser cutters and up to date CAD/CAM facilities, two catering areas, two workshops accommodating resistant materials, industry standard graphics suite, a leading edge textiles room and a CAD/CAM specific suite.

We offer a variety of courses at GCSE and BTEC including graphics, resistant materials, textiles, catering and hospitality. 

The faculty team is constantly looking for new ways to promote the ethos of technology within the Academy.  For example, our year 10 students are working with the V&A on the Design Lab nation initiative, working with local designers to improve design skills and give students an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and understanding of what being a working designer involves. 

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