The Technology Curriculum Area is well organised, forward-thinking and practically based.
Students are able to further develop their understanding of a wide range of related industries from hands-on interaction with modern processes and materials.
We offer Resistant Materials Technology and Textiles Technology in both Key Stages.
We are firmly committed to improving and updating all aspects of our curriculum area and invite you to take a further look at what we have to offer.
All students are encouraged to express personal and informed opinions through design, research, analysis and evaluation tasks. The main focus is upon the improvement of practical problem solving skills for a variety of purposes and consumer groups. Creativity is actively encouraged, as is the importance of accuracy and presentation within all forms of work. All Upper & Lower school students have access to the ICT suite using programs such as Pro Desktop, 2D Design, Corel Draw and Sketch Up and the CAD/CAM machines.
Through design and technology, all students can become discriminating and informed users of products, and become innovators.
The Technology Department at Cleethorpes academy is one of the best equipped in the country.
We were the first 3D printing hub for Ultimaker 3D printers and we have six 3D printers in our Computer design suite.
Students at Cleethorpes academy have up to date technology and use of industry choice design programs.
We have three fully equipped technology workshops with machines that specialise in plastic, metal and wood work.
Three textiles rooms with a range of new Textiles facilities including, Computer aided embroidery machines, Sublimation printers and digital sewing machines. The Textiles depart also offer E-Textiles, the chance for all students in both KS3 and KS4 to add LED lights into their work.
At KS4 the department offer a choice of Design and Technology GCSE's specialising in either Textiles or Resistant Materials for all Band 5 students. This qualification is made up of two sections a non-exam assessment and a 2 hour exam both accounting for 50% of the overall grade.
Band 4 and 3 students can chose from the Fashion and Textiles Technical Award or the Materials Technology Technical Award. This is made up of 3 sections: 2 non exam assessments worth 30% each and one 2 hour exam worth 40 % of the overall grade.
Year 9 & 10 Textiles
Students will learn to research and analyse existing textiles products and understand how to use the information to help them design their own products. Students will research and learn about the properties and use of all fabrics including: natural, synthetic, smart and interactive.
Learning how to design and present ideas ranging from decorative culture inspired aprons, to under the sea themed bags. An element of this course also includes fashion illustration and working both by hand and on the computer to present ideas.
Students will learn modelling and pattern cutting skills as well as how to use commercial dress making patterns. Students will learn a wide range of both decorative and construction techniques as well as using up to date technologies including the laser cutter, 3D printer and including electronics in their work.
Year 9 & 10 Technology
Students will learn to research and analyse existing products and understand how to use the information to help them design their own products. Students will research and learn about the properties and use of key materials.
Students will learn how to create and present viable and creative design work for their practical project work.
Students will build upon solid practical skills in methods of joining materials such as the most commonly used wood joints. Students will go on to complete focused practical projects, designed to increase the depth and scope of their practical skills and knowledge and understanding of appropriate materials.
Each year Cleethorpes Academy enter a year 10 team into the Young Enterprise Company Programme. Thorough year 10 students will create and market a product; looking at finances, sales and advertisement as well as production for their product/products. Students will also participate in trade fairs and competitions throughout the year.