Technology and Design
Mr S Molloy (Head Of Department)
Key Stage 3
KS3 Technology and Design pupils combine practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products and systems that meet human needs. Some examples include a Christmas LED Display, Litter Picker and Night Light. Pupils learn to use current technologies to consider the impact of future technological developments. They learn to think creatively, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.
Through studying this Specification, students will complete 45 hours Controlled Assessment worth 60% and 2 terminal examinations worth 20% per cent each. Students will have opportunities to:
A level T&D is a Edexcel Product Design Course that looks at:
The Technology Department run an Extracurricular Club on Monday during terms 1 and 2. During Term 1, KS3 pupils are given the opportunity to enter The First Lego League Competition which allows 10 students to compete against several other schools from Northern Ireland. The competition involves computer programming and presentations. GCSE and A Level students are also given the opportunity to enhance their coursework with dedicated assistance from both teachers.
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