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Mr N Adams (Leader of Learning)
Ms D Madden
Miss R Horan


The Technology and Design Department’s mission statement is committed to:

  • Developing activities which encourage pupils to use their imagination and be creative in their approach to tasks.
  • Enabling pupils to build upon their own interests.
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to experience a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment obtained by each child producing a successful and quality product.
  • Using these opportunities to build knowledge of the principles and application of the laws of science.

Key Stage 3

The department aim is to nurture creativity, innovation and enjoyment of the subject right from when the pupils arrive in Year 8 and although the  projects at Key Stage 3 are structured, they have been devised in such a way where there is scope for the pupil to develop their own creative flair.

As the pupil progresses through Key Stage 3 they are taught and given the opportunity to master a wide range of both designing and manufacturing skills. The department is at the cutting edge when it comes to designing and manufacturing and is fully equipped with state of the art industry standard CAD software and CNC machinery. Department staff are highly skilled with a wealth of industrial and practical experience.

Key Stage 4

CCEA Construction and the Built Environment

This innovative course aims to:

  • develop a broad background knowledge and core knowledge of the construction industry;
  • to help students apply their developing knowledge in relevant, enjoyable and work-related

contexts for craft products and computer aided design (CAD) projects;

  • investigate opportunities to progress into further education, training or employment in the construction industry;
  • experience success when applying their knowledge in work-related contexts;
  • develop and practise the key transferable skills that are important in working life;
  • develop knowledge of the materials and sustainable

This two-year course is comprised of four units.

Unit 1: Introduction to the Built Environment (assessed by an external written exam – 20%)

Unit 2: Sustainable Construction (assessed by an external written exam – 30%)

Unit 3: The Construction Craft Project (a workshop based controlled assessment – 25%)

Unit 4: Computer Aided Design in Construction (a practical based controlled assessment – 25%)

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