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Welcome to the Technology Department

We have nine specialist rooms spread over the urban campus. They include; design suites, computer suites, workshops, kitchens, and a 3D HUB. We pride ourselves on delivering a curriculum that nurtures creativity and supports independent student learning. Our students enjoy extra curricular clubs, entering national competition, university visits and teaching from seven talented and committed members of staff. Our students have had national competition success in KS4 and KS5 in product design through the makeIT competitions and in KS3 our students have won awards in the Thanet earth cookery competition.

Please take some time to navigate through our other departmental pages and see what we offer students in this exciting department.

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3D HUB

We are proud to be a Create Education 3D HUB. We run ten 3D printers 7 Ultimaker 2s, two makerbot fifth generations and a Denford UP. We also use Solidworks as our CAD designing tool. Our 3D HUB coordinator is an undergraduate university placement student facilitating the printing of parts for students, other schools, companies, and national 3D printing projects. Hornby and Plymouth marine laboratory are two examples of the companies we work closely with.

 

Competition and departmental extra curricular clubs.

Junior school departmental clubs.

·        The STEM First Lego League club, supported by sixth form students, and delivered in (DT1). We run a number of EV3 and NX2 generation teams in year seven, eight, and nine. http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2014fllworldclass

·       Cooking Club is delivered in the catering Lab R11. As part of this club students enter a local cooking competition in conjunction with Thanet Earth. In 2014 we won this competition. Click on this link to take you to the competition press release.                                                                                                                                     http://discoverthanetearth.co.uk/cms-assets/documents/165894-796227.recipe-comp-press-release-190514.pdf

Senior school departmental clubs.

·         Product Design CLUB runs on a Tuesday to Thursday from 3.25 - 4.30. This club allows students to access the department’s practical, CAD, and CAM facilities. The club is aimed at year ten, eleven, twelve, and thirteen students. Having the sixth form working along side GSCE students supports a mentor/mentee and challenge environment. Staff are available during product design club for students to access help and advice.

 

 

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