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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Welcome to the Technology Department

Departmental Staff:

Mrs L. Mc Aleenan (Head of Department)

Mrs J. Beedim

Key Stage 3 Technology

Technology is offered at KS3 level in St Mary's with pupils from years 8, 9 & 10 studying it once a week on a carousel timetable.

Year 8 & 9 study the subject for 9 weeks whereas year 10's will complete 13 weeks.

The subject offers pupils the opportunity to develop a range of transferrable skills whilst also expanding their knowledge and handling on various resistant materials and tools.

The structure of the lessons will allow students to;

  • demonstrate practical skills in the safe use of a range of tools, machines and equipment;
  • research and manage information effectively to investigate design issues, using Mathematics and ICT where appropriate;
  • show deeper understanding by thinking critically and flexibly, solving problems and making informed decisions, using Mathematics and ICT where appropriate;
  • demonstrate creativity and initiative when developing ideas and following them through;
  • work effectively with others;
  • demonstrate self management by working systematically, persisting with tasks, evaluating and improving own performance;
  • communicate effectively in oral, visual (including graphic), written, mathematical and ICT formats showing

Current projects include:

Year 8- Acrylic Key rings

Year 9- Wooden Toy car

Year 10- Clocks