Technology, Design & Engineering

Departmental Staff

Head of Department

Mr D. Waring    BSc(Hons), PGCE

Subject Teachers

Mr K. Reid     BEd(Hons)

Miss D. McDowell    BDes(Hons), PGCE

Mr J. Doey    BSc(Hons), PGCE

Subject Technician

Mr M. Cinnamond     EngTech(HNCert)

Key Stage 3

All units of work within Key Stage 3 have been developed to enable the boys tohave a wide and fun experience of Technology & Design, whilst addressing all areas of The Revised Curriculum.

Year 8

  • Workshop Safety

  • Key Fob

  • Pocket Torch

  • Jitter Bug

Year 9

  • Graphics

  • Flywheel Fuel

  • Cartoon Face

Year 10

  • CAD Mobile Phone

  • Desk lamp

  • Rockets

Key Stage 4 : CCEAOccupational Studies

Occupational studies in Engineering with CCEA is undertaken extensively via practical workshop activities allowing students to work safely within an engineering workshop environment and gain practical experience with various engineering fabrication techniques.

Year 11

  • Hand Fitting

Year 12

  • Sheet Metal

Key Stage 4 : BTEC Level 2 First Award in Engineering

BTEC NQF Level 2 First Award in Engineering is undertaken via practical workshop activities allowing students to work safely within a workshop environment and gain practical experience of various fabrication techniques, together with classroom based activities.

The qualification is made up of:

  • Unit 1 - The Engineering World (External Assessment)

  • Unit 2 - Investigating an Engineering Product (Internal Assessment)

  • Unit 7 - Machining Techniques (Internal Assessment)

Key Stage 5 : BTEC Level 3 RQF Extended Certificate in Engineering

BTEC Level 3 RQF Extended Certificate in Engineering is equivalent to one GCE (A Level).

The qualification is made up of: 

  • Unit 1 - Engineering Principles – External Assessment via a written examination.

  • Unit 2 - Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team – Internal Assessment via a practical design / manufacture externally set task

  • Unit 3 - Engineering Product Design and Manufacture – External Assessment Task

  • Unit 44 - Fabrication Manufacturing Processes - Internal Assessment. 

All internally assessed units are carried out via short tasks (practical with some written) undertaken in class. 

  • Unskilled Operative

  • Semi-Skilled Operative

  • Skilled Operative / Craftsperson

  • Technician

  • Engineer - Research

  • Engineer - Product Design

  • Engineer - Tooling Design

  • Professional Engineer - Management

Career Paths