Technology

Subject Leader: Mr S Murphy

Technology at Coppice Performing Arts School is taught to all students in years 7 – 11. Students are grouped in mixed ability sets.

Learning Environment & Resources

The Technology department is housed in the Creative Zone. There are two specialist materials teaching rooms, one equipped primarily with equipment suitable for working with metals and plastics, the other for working with timber and plastics.

In addition, there is a graphics teaching room and CAD/CAM facility, equipped with 24 desktop computers and a range of CNC controlled production equipment. In common with the rest of the school, all teaching areas have interactive white boards.

Students at Key Stage 3 have one double lesson of Technology each week.

They enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum based on a minimum of five design and making activities, including product design, graphics or food projects each year.

As part of the design and making process, students have the opportunity to work with wood, metal and plastic materials as well as exploring graphic techniques, electronics, mechanisms, modelling and computer aided design and manufacture. Project work is supported by a weekly homework assignment.

In Year 9, 10 & 11 students can study AQA Design Technology. Design Technology covers a huge array of topics within Technology allowing students greater autonomy throughout their KS4 studies. Over the three years students complete a practical controlled assessment project along with a final design examination. Option subjects have two lessons each week.

Extra-Curricular Activity

Teaching staff are available during lunch times and after school to enable students to catch up on work missed or to work on advanced projects which require individual tuition. There is also a STEM evens in school in conjunction with JLR.