Strathearn School

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Technology & Design Department

The Technology and Design Department at Strathearn has two planning rooms, two well-equipped workshops and one systems room.

Teachers

Mr Atkinson (Head of Department)

Miss Newburn

 

Mrs Black (Technician)

 

Aims

The Department aims to

Overview of work

Across Key Stage 3 pupils will explore various aspects of design and manufacture. They will look at the design process and explore the use of graphic techniques and computer aided design to develop and communicate their design thinking. Pupils will explore a variety of manufacturing techniques including hand skills and the use of computer aided manufacture to realise their designs.

For GCSE study we follow the CCEA Technology and Design Specification specialising in electronics and microprocessor control technologies. Students will also design and produce of an electronic product based on a theme provided by CCEA each year. The pupils will produce a design portfolio outlining their design thinking and communicating their ideas. They will produce plans for manufacture and produce a working prototype.

At A Level we follow the CCEA Technology and Design Specification, specialising in Electronic and microprocessor control systems. At AS level, pupils explore concepts for the redesign of an existing product. They will produce a portfolio which will communicate their design thinking and produce and prototype model of their proposed new design.

At A2, they are asked to design an electronic product. Pupils will produce a design portfolio outlining their design thinking and communicating their ideas. They will produce plans for manufacture and produce a working prototype.  

 

Careers

Students who have taken Technology and Design go into a wide range of careers, that includes product and industrial design, engineering, architecture, interior design and graphic design.

 

Links

CCEA GCSE

CCEA GCE

Design Museum

Design Council

 

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