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Our Art and Technology curriculum is designed to be inspiring, rigorous and practical.

Within Technology, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

Through the evaluation of past and present, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation. The curriculum is also designed to teach acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Key Stage 3 

KS3 Art & Technology offers pupils a dynamic and creative curriculum across multiple subjects which allows learners to explore a range of specialisms. Pupils will have the opportunity to explore their creative potential across Art, Photography, Graphics, Design Technology, Computing and Food Technology by learning skills and techniques which they can develop through to KS4. The Art & Technology KS3 curriculum aims to build confidence and creativity in pupils through developing new ideas, and having a secure understanding of the ever-evolving technological world around us.

Key Stage 4 

KS4 Art & Technology offer pupils a range of qualifications. Pupils select their KS4 choices at the end of Year 9. The courses our department have on offer are Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Communication, Design and Technology, Hospitality and Catering, and Child Development. Subject specialist staff with in depth skills and knowledge will provide pupils with a well-balanced and motivational platform to progress confidently throughout their chosen Art or Technology qualification. The courses are made up of a combination of coursework and externally set tasks.

Departmental StaffJob Title
Miss K WalshHead of Art and Technology
Mr P FinneganHead of Computing/Associate Assistant Headteacher (Attendance)
Mrs L DeAngelisTeacher of Technology and Art/Assistant Headteacher (Data and Assessment)
Mr D BurrowsTeacher of Computer Science and Technology/Assistant Headteacher (KS3 Pastoral)
Mr C GoodwinTeacher of Technology/Head of Year 7
Mr J WorrallTeacher of Art and Technology
Mr T PostletwaiteArt and Technology Technician

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