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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

Technology and Design

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The aim of the Technology and Design department at Kilkeel High School is to offer equal opportunities to all students. We realise this by offering a broad balanced curricululum, allowing all students  to achieve their maximum potential.

We strive to stimulate a lasting interest in learning through problem solving and technological activities and we attempt to help students develop their imaginations, sensitivity and creative responses to a wide range of aesthetic experiences.

Technology has an important role to play in helping all students  acquire the knowledge and skills that will be needed for them to take an active role in their future careers.

The study of Technology fosters a wide range of desirable qualities, which we value. Pupils need to cooperate with one another and have a responsible attitude towards health and safety.They should develop lively enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills, both on their own and in groups.

 As a department we promote high standards of academic achievement through designing, making and evaluating results. We work together as an enthusiastic team and promote an environment where all students develop personal responsibility and self-motivation but consider the needs and achievements of others.

 

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News

19th Dec 2017
Some of our pupils have been busy in the Technology club making hardwood Christmas...
 
 
 
21st Nov 2016
Year 8 Technology pupils finish their Robot projects!🔨✏ Well done everyone!
 
 
 
16th Nov 2016
Jim Malcomson and David Annett of BE Aerospace delivering the steel to complete the...
 
 
 
 

BBC Technology Feed

Posted on Friday February 15, 2019
The mobile network industry has called for a new security testing scheme to check 5G equipment.
Posted on Friday February 15, 2019
The code putting ads on webpages can stop pages loading by seconds, finds analysis of millions of sites.
Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019
The final version of the new EU copyright law is agreed after three days of talks in France.
Posted on Friday February 15, 2019
Online multiplayer game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie after banning the YouTuber for using his name.
Posted on Friday February 15, 2019
Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.
Posted on Friday February 15, 2019
Made In Chelsea's Andy Jordan has a warning about the realities of being a social media influencer.
Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019
Google acts after YouTubers report users attempting to extort money via fraudulent copyright claims.
Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019
The internet giant hit local opposition over the roughly $3bn in subsidies it had been promised.
Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019
Thousands of US schools were shut down by fake threats involving bombs, allege prosecutors.
Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019
The US investment bank has created the JPM Coin to handle wholesale payments for some clients.
Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019
Devonian Marcus Hutchins is accused of writing virus code and says he was "intoxicated" in an interview.
Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019
An app that can be used by men to stop women leaving the country will be investigated by Apple.
Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019
Gene Levoff is accused of engaging in insider trading on several occasions between 2011 and 2016.
Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019
The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.
Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019
Cartoon figures and young stars will be banned from many adverts in a bid to protect children.
Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019
The choice has raised eyebrows because of the controversial nature of some of Mr Musk's tweets.
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2019
Four Americans are celebrated for their roles in developing the sat-nav Global Positioning System.
Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019
Activision Blizzard will lay off about 800 people, despite announcing record revenue.
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2019
The mapping organisation's craft will collect images and data for businesses and organisations to use.
Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019
Apex Legends, a new Battle Royale game has had over 25 million downloads in its first week - will it be a threat?
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2019
MPs open inquiry into immersive technology such as VR and AR.
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2019
The geo-fencing technology that means drones cannot fly near airports is improved.
Posted on Monday February 11, 2019
Ethan Lindenberger took to the website to ask whether he could get vaccines without his parents .
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2019
Media execs at several major outlets used anonymous accounts to harass women writers and activists.
Posted on Monday February 11, 2019
The fine could amount to €12.5m ($14m, £11m) for the 1,000 ads the city says break French law.
Posted on Monday February 11, 2019
Russia may briefly disconnect from the internet as part of a test of its cyber-defences.
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2019
The landmark review also recommended the BBC should do more to share its technical and digital expertise.
Posted on Monday February 11, 2019
The defence secretary says the network enabled aircraft could be used to overwhelm the enemy.
Posted on Monday February 11, 2019
Redditors flooded the site with snarky posts after reports of funding from Chinese tech giant Tencent.
Posted on Sunday February 10, 2019
Minister vows to question Grindr and Tinder on safeguarding measures following "shocking" findings.
Posted on Friday February 08, 2019
YouTube deletes singer Austin Jones's channel, after he exchanges sexual images with underage girls.
Posted on Saturday February 02, 2019
The software allows people to chat and share images, videos and 3D models in augmented reality.
Posted on Thursday January 31, 2019
Robot waiters and chefs form the future of hotpot chain Haidilao.
Posted on Monday January 28, 2019
The bike, made by BigRep, took three days to print and cost about £2,000 ($2,600) to produce.
Posted on Monday January 21, 2019
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at a new smart socket for charging devices.
Posted on Monday February 11, 2019
So you think the dating scene is just a meat market? Wait till you hear about this matchmaking app.
Posted on Wednesday February 06, 2019
YouTuber and Marseille fan Mohamed Henni tells BBC World Service that he breaks TVs when his football team loses "to make people happy".
Posted on Friday February 15, 2019
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, new apps are helping victims gather and share evidence.
Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2019
Video consultations are saving doctors time and money, but are they good for patients, too?
Posted on Sunday February 10, 2019
Camera-laden towers and underground sensors plug the gaps in the existing US-Mexico border fence.
Posted on Saturday February 09, 2019
The Chinese-owned meme platform taking over the internet.
Posted on Friday February 08, 2019
The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of conditions.
Posted on Thursday February 07, 2019
As the government draws up plans, what are its options for regulating the firms?
Posted on Thursday February 07, 2019
The boss of Instagram is meeting the government to talk about sensitive content on social media.
Posted on Tuesday February 05, 2019
Apps that help us manage our money are proving increasingly popular, but how effective are they?
Posted on Saturday February 02, 2019
How Satya Nadella turned around the tech firm's fortunes.
Posted on Sunday February 10, 2019
The joint visual effects supervisor behind the Bafta-nominated film explains how the images were made.
Posted on Saturday February 09, 2019
The social media app was downloaded more times than Instagram and Snapchat in 2018.
Posted on Friday February 08, 2019
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.
Posted on Thursday February 07, 2019
The 3D-printed robot showed off its skating skills at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.
Posted on Friday February 15, 2019
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.
Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019
The British Basketball League is testing a new way of filming games that picks the action using AI.
Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019
A pop-up recycling shop in Hove collects unwanted tech items, erases the data and recycles them.
Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019
Visual effects supervisor Chris Lawrence explains how they helped make the film.
Posted on Monday February 11, 2019
Michaela Community School sells "brick phones" to students to stop them from being distracted.
Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019
Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.