Design & Technology


 

Name of Department: Technology & Design Department

Head of Department: Mr A. McCrea

Staff List:
Mr. P. Campbell
Mr G. Young
Mr A. Stanfield ( Technician )

 

Design & Technology

Our Department motto is....

"Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn.

Learn through doing, excel through trying"

 

The Technology & Design Department at Campbell College has 3 design rooms and 3 workshops which are all well equipped with specialist Technology equipment. We have the benefits of 2 CAD/CAM milling machines and 1 CAD/CAM laser cutter. We are also fortunate that 2 of the design rooms have computer suites with advanced graphics capability for high quality Computer Aided Design (CAD ) work.

As well as superbly equipped facilities, Technology & Design at Campbell College also has a fantastic team of teaching and technical staff who are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly skilled and who seek to stretch every student and challenge them to be their best.

Our ethos - We believe Technology & Design prepares our pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve their quality of life. As our students progress from Key Stage 3 through to A Level, the subject calls for them to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, as individuals and as members of a team. They must look for needs, wants and opportunities and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and manufacturing products. They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices. As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past designs and technologies, their issues and effects. Through Technology and Design, all our students can become discriminating and informed users of products as well as becoming innovators.
 

Courses offered

Key Stage 3

All CCB students study KS3 Technology & Design and work through a variety of design tasks which are current, relevant and engaging. The projects allow students to focus on all the Technology & Design areas and to produce creative and well manufactured outcomes.

Key Stage 4

GCSE Level Technology & Design ( CCEA Board )

GCSE Level Engineering and Manufacturing ( CCEA Board )
GCSE Level Road User & Motor Vehicle Studies ( CCEA Board )

Key Stage 5

A Level Technology & Design ( EDEXCEL Board )



Notable Achievements: Technology and Design
 

Michael Gilmore

Sentinus NI Young Innovators Awards 2015 - Best A Level Technology & Design project

Matis Jarutis

Sentinus NI Young Innovators Awards 2017 - Overall Big Bang Winner

Sentinus NI Young Innovators Awards 2017 – NI Young Engineers CREST Award  -  3rd

Josh Irwin

Sentinus NI Young Innovators Awards 2018 - Department for Infrastructure Award for Best Practice

Sentinus NI Young Innovators Awards 2018 - Award for Innovation


Notable Achievements: Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies
 

Josh Irwin

Ulsterbus Trophy for Outstanding Achievement 2016

CCEA Award for Best Candidate 2016

 

What makes studying Design & Technology at CCB different

●     We hold dear to making Technology and Design relevant and enjoyable for boys. Hence, our Departmental motto is followed through.

“ Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn. Learn through doing, excel through trying”

Boys enjoy learning through doing and we ensure their time in the classrooms and workshops are maximised with learning through practical skills.
 

Why study Technology & Design …Pathways it leads to…
Here is just a starter list of careers which are relevant to the studying of Technology and Design

●     Mechanical Engineering

●     Civil Engineering

●     Product Design

●     Industrial Design

●     Architecture

●     Design and Applied Technology

●     Aeronautical Engineering

●     Building / Quantity Surveying

●     Electrical Engineering.