Technology & Design

Departmental vision and aims


To provide opportunities for all students of all abilities and stages to develop their creative thinking and problem solving skills by being able to design, plan and make a range of projects using a selection of materials and tools.

Key Stage Three

Learning Objectives:

Park School T&D Department aims to promote to all Key Stage 3 students a chance to develop their creative and problem solving skills by completing a range of tasks and projects. These projects will aim to teach skills and confidence to each student as their work is celebrated, but also be able to learn and use a range of life skills that they can use in the future.

Years 8, 9 & 10 students will complete Units of Study in some of the following areas;

  • Health and Safety

  • Pocket Size Games

  • Sweet Dispensers

  • Bird Feeders

  • Christmas Hanging Decorations

  • Shapes Project

  • Titanic Project


Key Stage Four


Learning Objectives:

Park School T&D Department aims to promote to all Key Stage 4 students an opportunity to take the skills and understanding gained in Key Stage Three and apply these into their Occupational Studies Qualification. Students will learn how to use a range of hand held power tools and construct projects incorporating a range of wood joints. Students work will be celebrated and recognised by continuous feedback throughout their work.


Years 11 and 12 Students will follow the Occupational Studies CCEA Construction Studies studying the areas of;

  • Bench Joinery

  • Carpentry and Joinery


Key Stage Five

Learning Objectives:

Park School T&D Department aims to promote to all Key Stage 5 students an opportunity to complete a range of units from the area of Building and Construction. Students will get an opportunity to explore new skills and techniques using a range of tools machines to construct their project. Students will also look at modules which will encourage their career choices and personal development through choosing units which aim to encourage students to recognise their skills and potentials as they consider options after education.


Post 16 Students will follow the Vocational Studies OCNNI Building and Construction studies as Core Skills Units the areas of;

  • Health and Safety in Practice

  • Promoting Self-Improvement

  • Personal Confidence and Self-Esteem

  • Working with Woodwork and Carpentry Tools – Harland and Wolfe Garden Planter

  • Careers in Building and Construction

  • Developing Carpentry and Hand Skills – Personal Woodwork Project