TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN
Technology and Design offers pupils throughout the school opportunities to combine their intellectual talents with their manipulative skills to produce a range of artefacts. Each pupil will be offered the opportunity to achieve his/her highest level of potential in design and make situations.
The department has five teachers qualified to deliver the Technology and Design programme of study. Mr R. Mc Cusker has the responsibility for the development and delivery of the Technology and Design curriculum.
Mr R. Mc Cusker (H.O.D.)
Mrs B Grey
Mr A Kearney
Mr J Mulholland ( Vice Principal)
Mr J Heaney
The department has one technician to support the work of the teachers.
Mr U. Moore
The Technology and Design department is constructed as follows:
2 Systems rooms
3 Manufacturing rooms
2 Planning rooms
- To allow pupils opportunities to develop their individual talents and confidence.
- To encourage the acquisition of a body of knowledge applicable to solving technological problems operating through the process of design analysis, realisation, testing and evaluation.
- To encourage a range of communication skills which are central to designing, making and evaluation.
- To develop a range of making skills.
- To encourage active learning based on the use of hand tools, machines, materials and systems.
- To promote the development of curiosity, enquiry, initiative, resourcefulness and discrimination.
- To encourage technological awareness, foster attitudes of co-operation and social responsibility.
- To develop abilities to enhance the quality of the manmade environment.
- To stimulate the exercising of value judgements of an aesthetic, technical and economic nature.
- To provide experiences and opportunities in T&D for all students to develop their individual potential in the skills and capabilities identified within the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
- To promote student connected learning between science and the other curricular subjects/Areas of Learning.
- Continuously raise student awareness of T&D through STEM
GCSE / AS / A LEVEL
Students can select from the following courses
CCEA Technology and Design.
CCEA Entry Level Certificate in Graphical and Material Studies.
As / A Level
Homework plays an important part in Technology and Design learning. It reinforces the work already done in class and offers the teachers another way of measuring student’s development. Homework also allows students the opportunity for self-assessment.
Often, homework makes the teacher aware of problems which may exist and provides the starting point for revision. Also homework provides an indication of the students understanding of a subject.
Within the department students follow a detailed programme of study. Within this programme there is a clearly defined homework policy, with homework an integral part of all projects.
The following is a guideline depending on the progression within a particular topic.
Year 8 - 1 Homework every week
Year 9 - 1 Homework every week
Year 10 - 1 Homework every week
Within each project there are a number of assessed homework’s, which will be part of end of term assessments.
Year 11 - At least 45 mins - one hour on homework and revision.
Year 12 - At least one hour on homework and revision.
Exemplar work from students work: