Here at 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, pupils receive a design technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making. The pupils 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 pupils are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows pupils 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), laser cutting, electronic circuit board manufacturing, various wood working machines, sublimation printing, sign writing equipment, injection moulding, welding, brazing, vacuum forming and two dedicated CAD computer suites.
At KS3, we study a range of different material types, which include - Resistant Materials, Engineering, Electronics and Cooking.
At KS4, pupils can opt for a Technology subject that will help them along a chosen career path, or just learn making skills which will help them in later life.
We aim to provide learning opportunities out of school hours with a Technology club where pupils are encouraged to get creative developing and making a range of innovative products.
We currently offer the following disciplines at KS4:
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 have any further queries about the Technology curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Mr Marshall (Subject Leader for Technology) - email@example.com