Art & Design Technology

 Department Contacts:

 Staff Name  Email Address
 Mr Kilbane (Head of Art & Design Technology)  a.kilbane@khalsasecondaryacademy.com
 Mr Phillip ( Art and Design & Technology Teacher ) b.phillip@khalsasecondaryacademy.com

Our Core Beliefs:
The Arts and Design Technology department at Khalsa Secondary Academy are committed to delivering an inclusive curriculum which provides a diverse range of opportunities for students. One which will allow students to become self-motivated and confident learners, who can work independently and as part of a team. We aim to ensure that learners develop technical and practical competences as well as the wider skills valued by employers. Our main priority is for students to be problem solvers who are not afraid of making mistakes. We hope our students will become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

The department is well resourced with a multi-purpose room for teaching Textiles, Graphics, Electronics, Systems & Control, Product Design and Resistant Materials.  There is a CAD/CAM suite consisting of a laser cutter, 3D printer and vinyl cutter for use with 2D Design software.  The Food Technology room is well resourced for teaching Food, with a wide range of kitchen equipment, utensils, gadgets, electrical equipment and electric ovens.
Students will complete rotations in the three main specialist areas; Product Design, Textiles and Food, each project will last the equivalent of one term.  During each rotation students will be assessed; this data will then be used to ascertain a final end of year level for the student in Design & Technology.

As a department we are constantly revitalising schemes of work and projects, to ensure that projects are relevant and meet the needs of our students. Therefore there may be some occasions when students complete different projects to their peers.

The department firmly believes that students learn best by ‘doing’ and by allowing them to experiment and take risks, in a safe and positive learning environment. This is achieved through imaginative teaching that embraces new technologies and resembles modern industrial processes, whilst retaining the best of traditional practices. At the heart of this, is the desire to deliver a curriculum in which students produce high quality outcomes. Students must learn about the social and ethical responsibilities of designers and engineers as well as the environmental impact their designs have.

Art:  Please select from below the curriculum overview for the relevant year group:-
Year 7      Year 8     Year 9     Year 10     Year 11

DT: Please select from below the curriculum overview for the relevant year group:
Year 7      Year 8     Year 9      Year 10 Textiles     Year 10 Product Design    Year 11

We are regularly updating our website with current information. If you have any further questions please contact us via email: info@khalsasecondaryacademy.com or call us on 01753 662009