Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.
Design and Technology
Design and Technology pupils develop designing and making skills, learn about electronics, computing, engineering, CAD, CAM, robotics, materials and textiles technology. They also develop business critical skills in problem-solving, innovation and team-work.
Mr Crick (Head of Technology)
Key Stage Three (Years 7, 8 and 9)
Pupils have two hours of Design and Technology, including Food Technology every week. The pupils spend a total of 18 hours in each of four areas and they rotate around these areas during each year. Each area specialises in a different material, Wood metal and plastics (RM), card and computer graphics (GP) fabric (TX) and food.
Key Stage Four (Years 10 and 11)
All subjects are option subjects at GCSE and have a high uptake of pupils. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups for the two years.
In Year 10 pupils receive two hours a week of their option subject and this increases to five hours a fortnight in Year 11
The Design department currently follows AQA Design and Technology specification 8552 at GCSE
The Food department currently follows the WJEC Food and Nutrition Specification at GCSE.
Accommodation and Resources
The Technology department is made up of 4 specialist rooms and all are equipped with subject relevant equipment. We have a well-equipped food and catering room, a textiles room with sublimation printing, a graphics room with a full Adobe suite and CAD/CAM facilities and a more traditional woodwork and metalwork rooms with heat treatment area.