'Pupils apply themselves diligently in lessons and are enthusiastic about their learning.'Ofsted 2012

“We do so many different things…that’s what makes it interesting!”

Sam, Year 9 student.

“ DT has made me realise what I enjoy and am good at!”

Liam, Year 9 student.

“I have learned that Technology is all around us!”

Elliot, Year 7 student.

The Technology department at St Aidan’s has the advantage of having specialist purpose built facilities, that allow students to develop skills in design and manufacture using the latest technology as well as traditional techniques. Dedicated areas within the department allow the development of products using resistant and compliant materials.

With the ever increasing pace of Technology in today’s world, it is important that students develop skills that will allow them to participate in the workplace of the future. Independent and creative thinkers will have a large role to play in ensuring the sustainable future of society.

Projects in Key Stage 3 help students develop their skills and understanding within a range of areas that lead to them being able to solve problems and manufacture products using a variety of tools and materials. These include health and safety in the workshop, design and manufacture of products that mainly incorporate wood and plastic, theoretical understanding and application of practical skills relating to the design and manufacture of a product, and electronics.

In Year 9 students will opt for a full GCSE course or can opt for a Level 1/2 Technical Award.

GCSE Design Technology Course Information

Materials Technology Technical award – Level 2

New Visual Communication Technical Award – Level 2

For more information contact the Head of Department: Mr G Dolman / Mrs J Adamson.