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Technology and Design

Staff List and HOD Names

Miss R McAllister (HOD)

Ms S Cunningham

Mr M Delaney

Aims of Department

The study and practices of Technology and Design help us in making sense of the world, both in terms of the practical issues of design and their close relationship with the values of society and in the consideration of how the products of culture enrich experience.


At All Saints College we aim to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives. Technology and Design plays a significant role by helping to prepare all pupils for life and work:

  • as individuals;

  • as contributors to society;

  • as contributors to the economy and environment.


Within our department, Technology and Design will help develop pupils as individuals, through promoting creativity and problem-solving skills in response to design challenges;

through research, investigation and evaluation of products and promoting safe working practice.


As contributors to society by investigating the design and manufacture of products which aid particular groups within our society; evaluating cultural trends to identify needs and opportunities; exploring how technology contributes to investigating the various impacts which changes in technology have on ethical issues in our lives.


As contributors to the economy and environment by enabling pupils to develop skills relating specifically to design, manufacture and testing within an engineering environment; developing skills valued by employers such as: analysis of problems, research from various sources, analysis of information, problem solving, practical skills including use of new technology, communication and ICT skills; analysing a wide variety of products from local and global companies; investigating environmental issues in the world today and seeking design solutions which are most suited to taking account of those issues.

Outline of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5



At KS3 pupils will complete three practical projects each year which develops appropriate

progression through the use of tools and machines within the workshop and exploration of working with a variety of different materials.



At KS4 pupils will have the opportunity to choose various Vocational pathways through the CCEA Occupational studies route, which offers level 2 certificates in Construction or Engineering. Construction consists of two units; Bench Joinery and Carpentry and Joinery.  Engineering consists of two units; Electrical wiring installation and Computer aided design.


Pupils who chose an academic pathway have the option to choose GCSE Construction and the Built Environment or GCSE Technology and Design. 



At KS5 pupils will have the opportunity to achieve a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment.


Level 3 Construction is a relatively new and successfully subject in All Saints College.


The specification allows you to gain valuable knowledge in many different key areas of Construction and the Built Environment.


The course is for students who are interested in learning about the Construction sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of Further and Higher Education courses, not necessarily in construction-related subjects and also for those who wish to move into work in the Construction sector or follow a Higher Level Apprenticeship.

Career Opportunities

  • architecture

  • carpentry and joinery

  • bricklaying

  • facilities management

  • civil engineering

  • painting and decorating

  • building services

  • surveying

Additional Information

STEM Club, Micro bots and Raspberry Pi programming.

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