Students at The Campion School are introduced to Technology through a range of imaginative design and practical projects. They explore a range of contexts and materials learning about mechanisms, structures, food, electronics, engineering and Computer Aided Design, whilst developing their vocabulary and practical skills through creative projects. Pupils are taught in both graphics rooms and workshops in a central Technology area.
At key stage 3, boys experience modules in all facets of Technology. Each pupil will be introduced to formal elements such as teaching them to use a range of tools, to controlling and manipulating a range of outcomes. 3D projects are used to introduce pupils to wood, metals and plastics. All portfolio work is carried out in the design rooms which are equipped with networked computers. All practical work is undertaken in the well equipped workshops. All pupils will have the opportunity to take home at least 3 different 3D outcomes each year. The department is fully involved in the Sainsbury’s Jamie Oliver scheme to teach how to eat better. Whilst the extensive use of CAD/CAM is encouraged and used throughout this Key stage.
At key stage 4 pupils are given the opportunity to take Technology as an option. Currently, the following options are available: Resistant Materials, Graphic Products and Food Technology. The take up rate for these courses is usually very high with pupils regularly achieving over 90% A* to C in these areas. The subject is also offered for ‘A’ level as Design. This is open to students who achieved a ‘B’ grade or higher at GCSE. Many of the students who take this subject carry on at university in this area achieving excellent results.