Technology and Design
Welcome to the Technology & Design department at Friends' School Lisburn.
In Technology and Design, pupils have the opportunity to use their creativity and ingenuity in designing products to meet a wide range of needs. Pupils engage in design activities where a strong emphasis is placed on graphical communication and presentation skills. They also use tools and equipment to manufacture their solutions using resistant materials (wood, metal and plastic).
All pupils study Technology and Design throughout Key Stage 3. A number of pupils take the subject to GCSE level and this varies between one and two classes of up to 20. Technology and Design is also taught at AS/A2 level with a single class of between 10 and 20 pupils in both Year 13 and 14.
•To encourage pupils to express their own ideas when designing and making products in response to a problem, need or opportunity.
•To nurture individual creativity.
•The enjoyment of skilled practical work and the achievement of high quality outcomes.
•Safe practice in the use of tools, equipment and machinery.
•Understanding the use of electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and computer-controlled systems in product design.
•To develop a critical awareness of the social and environmental impact of Technology and Design activities.