The ideal engineer is a composite... they are not scientists, they are not mathematicians, they are not sociologists or a writers; but they may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems!



The aim of the Technology and Design Department is to enable all pupils to become confident and responsible in solving real life problems in the rapidly changing world they live in, striving for creative solutions, independent learning, product excellence and social consciousness.


  • Mr J Moore

  • Mr K Graham

  • Miss C Moore

  • Mrs K Fleming


The Technology department is equipped to the highest standard and pupils can access a wide range of manufacturing processes.

  • CAM – Techsoft Router, 3D Printing

  • Centre lathe turning

  • Milling / Drilling

  • Wood lathe turning

  • Plastics processing (line bending, vacuum forming, oven work)

  • Sanding

  • Polishing

  • MIG & Oxyacetylene welding

A wide range of hand tools and equipment are also available.
Pupils have access to laser cutting, plasma metal cutting and 3D printing facilities through the SELB.
Both planning rooms are equipped with C2K computers running the latest Technology software.



At Key Stage 4 (GCSE) Technology and Design is a popular choice with pupils where they experience:
UNIT 1: Technology Core
UNIT 3: Product Design
UNIT 4: Design task based on a theme set by exam board.
UNIT 5: A personal design and manufacture project, developing a fully functional product.
Units 4 & 5 (coursework) make up 60% of the GCSE enabling pupils to build a portfolio of work over the 2 year course.
The theory element 40% develops pupils understanding of the principles of design, how technological products function and awareness of materials and industrial processes.
Unit 1 is studied in Yr11 and Unit 3 studied in Yr12.
At Key Stage 5 (A Level) pupils studying Technology and Design to this level will be completing the following:

Portfolio of creative skills (Coursework 60%)

  • Product investigation

  • Product design

  • Product manufacturing

Design and Technology in practice (Exam 40%)
Commercial design (Coursework 60%)
Designing for the future (Exam 40%)

We currently offer the following extra curricular activities

  • STEM Club for KS3 pupils

  • After school club for GCSE and A Level assistance






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51 Colebrooke Rd
Co. Tyrone
BT75 0SB
T: (028) 8952 1279


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