Exciting news for the BCA Technology Department
The Technology Department is undergoing some exciting changes within the courses being offered and the equipment being used. The department is keen to mirror what industry is doing as closely as possible and this has seen the introduction of BTEC qualifications in Motor Vehicle and Hospitality being offered.
The BTEC qualification in Motor Vehicle involves students researching and understanding the principles of how a cars engine functions, the various types of vehicle design that are available together with their advantages and disadvantages and how a cars braking system works. Students will also have to demonstrate practical skills whilst checking and repairing braking systems to a high standard.
The department is also really pleased to announce the imminent arrival of a brand new laser cutter and 3D printer that will give students an ideal opportunity to take advantage of CAD CAM within their projects across all year groups.
Also in the Design and Technology department we have recently purchased a petrol powered go kart. This will soon be offered as an after school enrichment activity where the pupils will strip down the entire kart, repair any damaged parts and restore it to look like new. This will increase the pupils’ knowledge on mechanics and mechanisms through a practical activity.