Technology & Enterprise

 

Faculty Team

Mrs Lindsay Carling, Faculty Leader
Miss Rebecca Harding, Second in Faculty
Ms Sarah Noble, Teacher of ICT
Mr Graeme Aves, Technology and Enterprise Technician
Mr Shaun Clarke, Teacher of Design and Technology
Miss Kendal Graham, Teacher of Technology
Mrs Zoe Langlands, Teacher of ICT and Hawking Head of House
Mr Gary Morrissey, Teacher of Technology and Enterprise
Mr Jonathan Turner, Teacher of Design and Technology

Introduction

The Technology and Enterprise faculty is made up of nine main subject areas: Business Studies, Computing, Construction, Engineering, Enterprise, Food and Nutrition, ICT, Product Design and Textiles.  We aim to provide students with the opportunity to be technological, enterprising, creative, innovative and learn practical skills under the STEM vision.

Students in our college will be the innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders and citizens of the next millennium and we aim to equip them to be able to cope with rapid, technological changes.  Alongside this, students are encouraged to pursue goals of self-esteem and personal responsibility.  Above all, we hope that students at High Tunstall College of Science find Technology and Enterprise ‘inventive and fun’ both whilst they are studying now and during their later life experiences.

As the STEM agenda suggests technology subjects and skills are the future for our young people.

Key Stage 3

In Year 7 and 8 students follow a scheme of work which allows them to spend time in each technology area learning the skills and involving themselves in project based activities.  In year 7 they will study Food and Nutirition, Product Design and Computing and in year 8 they will study Enterprise, Textiles and Computing.

In Year 9 students have the opportunity to opt for either one Technology discipline, they will study this subject for 4 hours a fortnight to understand its key principles and gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the subject they are most interested in.  This should help prepare them for their GCSE options.

Key Stage 4

In Key stage 4 we offer the following courses:

  • GCSE Product Design
  • GCSE Textiles
  • GCSE Food Technology
  • BTEC Construction
  • GCSE Business Studies
  • GCSE ICT
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Engineering

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

After college sessions are available for students to continue with their Key Stage 4 coursework.  Key Stage 3 students who wish to carry out personal tasks may also attend in negotiation with teachers.  We usually offer industry linked competitions of which students commit a lot of their free time and have been very successful in the past.

We encourage students to attend events and in the faculty and arrange trips for them to show them the wider impact of the subjects they are learning about.  STEM club is an excellent example of students getting involved in more in-depth areas of the subject.

Useful Links

AQA GCSE Technology
Mr D ‘n’ T Website
Design and Technology Resources Website
Curriculum Examinations and Assessment for Construction
GCSE ICT Edexcel
Edexcel Business Studies
OCR Business Studies
OCR Computing