Department | Technology & Design2021-01-19T11:26:55+00:00

Department | Technology & Design

FOR THE INCREASE OF LEARNING AND GOOD MANNERS

MEMBERS OF STAFF

Mr. W. Moore
Head of Department
Mrs. L. Shufflebottom
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Subject Information

Technology and Design offers opportunities for pupils to develop intellectual and practical skills through the designing and making of products and systems. It is the aim of the department that this should be achieved through a balanced program of study focused on the acquiring of theoretical knowledge and the application of practical skills (both designing and manufacturing).

Using Initiative:-

  • Adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Self-motivation towards completing a task.

  • Identifying when independent research is required.

  • Working through a problem and solving it.

Being Organised:-

  • Managing own time in order to plan work schedule.

  • Review and revise own schedule to stay on time and meet deadlines.

  • Planning when limited equipment available.

Good Communication:-

  • Explain and present ideas clearly and effectively.

  • Use as appropriate verbal, written and graphical methods of communication.

  • Listening and responding to others’ views.

Being Innovative:-

  • Challenge existing ideas.

  • Generate new ones.

  • Question existing thinking.

  • Solve problems to make people’s lives better.

Good Teamwork:-

  • Value the skills of others. Value diversity and difference.

  • Understand how to work with others to get a task done.

  • Know the value of negotiation and be able to work fairly with others.

Being Analytical:-

  • Embrace new knowledge. Process information.

  • Apply experiences from other subject areas.

  • Make informed decisions based on knowledge acquired.

KS3 Curriculum

From Year 8-10, all pupils study Technology and Design. They have two 35mins periods per week. During these years, the emphasis lies in developing pupils practical and design skills. Pupils engage in a variety of project work involving computer programming, manufacturing using woods and plastics, circuit manufacture and design activities.

KS4 Curriculum

At the Royal School we follow the CCEA GCSE specification (link below)

GCSE Technology and design builds upon and further develops the skills attained from KS3 and consists of both coursework and a written examination. It actively encourages the engagement of pupils in the design process in order to solve a problem for each of their own project scenarios. Pupils will be expected to make informed decisions throughout their projects, combining both the knowledge and understanding of design and the quality of products and systems. Pupils will explore the ways in which aesthetics, technical, economic, environmental, ethical and social dimensions interact with shape design and manufacture. The skills of creativity and analysis will be used in order to make links between existing solutions, technological knowledge and the principles of good design.

https://ccea.org.uk/downloads/docs/Specifications/GCSE/GCSE%20Technology%20and%20Design%20%282017%29/GCSE%20Technology%20and%20Design%20%282017%29-specification-Standard.pdf

KS5 Curriculum

AS Level Technology and Design builds upon and further develops the skills attained from GCSE and consists of both coursework and a written examination. It actively encourages the engagement of pupils to develop and sustain their creativity and innovative practice through the various stages of the design process. Pupils will be expected to draw on and apply knowledge; understanding and skills of production processes to a range of design and technological activities in order to develop their understanding of contemporary design and technology practices. Pupils will be provided with the opportunity to prototype using digital and real manufactured models of the final product.

A2 Level Technology and Design builds upon and further develops the skills attained from AS Level and consists of both coursework and a written examination. It actively encourages the engagement of pupils in the use of tacit knowledge and reflective practices in order to fulfil tasks that are challenging and often require definition. Pupils will be expected to recognise and overcome challenges and constraints when working towards the production of a high-quality product. Pupils will develop a critical understanding of the influences of the processes and products of design and technological activities from a contemporary and historical perspective. Pupils will be provided with the opportunity to use digital technologies and information handling skills to enhance their design and technological capability.

https://ccea.org.uk/downloads/docs/Specifications/GCE/GCE%20Technology%20and%20Design%20%282016%29/GCE%20Technology%20and%20Design%20%282016%29-specification-Standard.pdf

Technology & Design typically develops skills which are useful in the following careers

The image below shows some of the career paths our A-Level students have embarked on over recent years.

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