The technology department is a vibrant, well equipped department where students are taught to use industry standard software and equipment to help ready them for their careers. 

With the pace of technological development and the need for more sustainable consumerism, design technology has never been so vital. Students here at the Academy are given opportunities to solve design based problems that meet consumer needs but which also address current issues within the world of work.

What's been happening in the technology department recently?

Students have been producing some amazing assessment work recently that has received multiple compliments on Twitter, including some from famous celebrity chefs. Take a look at some pictures here.

Our students have also been involved in an exciting SMART materials workshop with a specialist from Durham University Outreach Centre. The workshop included practical opportunities for students to investigate and use a variety of materials including; phosphorescent, kevlar and photochromic.Then students got to create their very own products including UV bracelets and thermochromic paintings!

Curriculum information

You can download a breakdown of the learning outcomes and topics we teach below, or you can click the following links for more detailed syllabus information from the exam boards:

Year 10 and 11 WJEC Hospitality and Catering GCSE

Year 10 and 11 WJEC Design and Technology GCSE