Here at the Haughton Academy Technology Department we are creating pupils who are interested in designing and making innovative products.
"Design and Technology is a phenomenally important subject. Logical, creative and practical” - Sir James Dyson
At Haughton Academy, students receive a design and technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making. The children are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all children are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through the school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows children to adapt and improve their product, this is a key skill which they need throughout their life.
At Haughton Academy pupils are taught to research and investigate product related topics to help inspire them to become designers of creative products. They then develop their designs using our state of the art manufacturing facilities, making working prototypes of their designs. Once made, the products are then tested and evaluated to develop their thinking skills to show how products can be improved and modified.
Gone are the days of woodwork, needlework, cooking and metalwork as we now have modern manufacturing technologies such as, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) embroidery and routing, laser cutting, welding, brazing, electronic circuit board manufacture, various wood working machine, sublimation printing, tunnel oven, sign writing equipment, injection moulding, vacuum forming and a dedicated CAD suit of computers.
At Key Stage 3, pupils will study a range of different material types which include, Resistant Materials, Engineering, Textiles, Systems and Control and Cooking.
At Key Stage 4 pupils can opt for a Technology subject that will help them along a chosen career path or just to learn making skills that will help them later in life.
We aim to provide learning opportunities out of school hours with a CAD/CAM club where pupils are encouraged to get creative with left over materials developing personalised rulers, key rings and only recently tinted spectacles.
We currently offer the following disaplines to both KS3 and KS4 pupils:
A Curriculum Summary document for Technology can be found by clicking here.
The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by clicking here.
The Technology department consists of the following teaching staff;
If you has any further queries about the Technology curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Mr Marshall (Subject Leader for Tecnology) - firstname.lastname@example.org