Creative Technology

“To provide variety and excitement within Creative Technology, engaging and challenging students and making their learning relevant to the world around them.”

 

The Creative Technology curriculum provides students with imaginative opportunities for learning key skills and knowledge within a range of exciting subject areas. The department offers an array of excellent facilities and latest technology to assist students in achieving high quality practical outcomes within a calm and purposeful learning climate.

The department consists of 7 members of teaching staff and 1 technician allocated in brand new specialist facilities. This includes new art, music, rehearsal rooms  and ICT suite situated above the state of the art sports hall as well as a new food lab, textiles classroom, Engineering lab and specialist STEM centre. All classrooms have ICT facilities and our STEM centre boasts 3D printers, 3D scanners, CNC routers, lasercutter  and lathes.

Students are actively engaged in the extra-curricular opportunities the faculty presents, including STEM competitions, school productions, local community projects and collaborations with both primary and secondary schools within the Multi-Academy Trust. We are fortunate to work alongside Arconic, The NEC, The Pump and Matthew Bolton college who provide our students with many opportunities to exhibit their talents and gain industry experience.

At KS3 there is a broad range of design and make tasks available to students to help them prepare for KS4 and beyond and with a particular emphasis on practical projects. The schemes for these year groups are engaging, creative and offer effective opportunities for all groups of students to achieve well.  Students demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation and take pride in the work they produce.

At KS4, we presently offer vocational courses in Engineering, Food & Nutrition, Music Technology, Performing Arts and Business Enterprise. New GCSE specifications that have been introduced for Art and Design, Textiles Art, Photography and Graphic Communication are 100% controlled assessment and allow students the opportunity to study a range of cultural influences. Each unit builds upon their knowledge and skill base that then allows them to work independently and with confidence to produce personalised outcomes.

Teaching staff in the Creative Technology Faculty are passionate about their specialist subjects and providing our students with quality education that is enjoyed by both teacher and pupils. CORE values are effectively embedded in everything we do and assessment is used effectively to track progress of students to ensure all achieve their full potential.