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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown



As we live in a high technology society it is fair to say that our way and quality of life as well as our standard of living is dependent to a large extent upon the manufacture of sophisticated products and, of course, all of these have to be designed. Technology & Design is an exciting subject which provides opportunities for pupils to solve all sorts of problems in a practical way by designing and making things.


KS3 Overview

Here in the TD Department of St John the Baptist’s, pupils will develop skills in:

Materials: working with wood, metal and plastic

Graphics: 2D and 3D drawing techniques

CAD: Computer Aided Drawing (Solidworks package)

Fabrication: Joining materials using the most appropriate method Finishing techniques: Producing a high quality finish on a range of materials

Energy and control

Working with tools and machinery is an important part of this subject.  Pupils gain experience and confidence working in a safe, controlled and enjoyable environment.

Technology Twitter Feed


31st Jan 2019
Congratulations to the 6 winners for Our Open Day Practical Tasks Competition...
26th Sep 2018
Pupils from 9A started work today on the chassis of their friction motor car.
18th Sep 2018
An exciting afternoon in the STEM Club with pupils starting to design and paint their...