At key stage 3 students learn to combine practical skills with creative thinking, to design and make good quality products. Classes rotate every 18 weeks during Years 7 & 8 and every 12 weeks in Year 9 to enable students to experience all aspects of Technology prior to the option programme.
At key stage 4, new specifications are in place for teaching from 2017, students have the option to study:
BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering
BTEC Tech Awards are skills-based Key Stage 4 qualifications, designed to be studied alongside GCSEs. With these courses students can:
Explore a sector
- Develop industry-specific knowledge and skills
- Apply these to real-world scenarios through skills-based assignments.
- The transferable skills developed will give students the confidence to prepare them for their future, whether in further education or employment.
GCSE Design and Technology
With an emphasis on authentic practice, this course develops thinking skills leading towards invention and design innovation. It encourages students to design and make prototypes that solve real and relevant problems, preparing learners to become critical and creative designers of the future.