Audenshaw School
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Well done everyone on some fantastic exam results and for those who leave us this year, the very best of luck in all that you do. We are very proud of you!!

Our School aims to provide a quality education in a caring community based on values of respect, responsibility and resilience and a relentless pursuit of excellence in all that we do.

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Latest News

The most recent news articles are shown below and are archived here. Click below to find out more!

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Students

The student area of our website, news, links and information, just for you!

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Parents/Carers

News, School information, documents and useful links for Parents/Carers wanting to know more!

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Headteacher's Welcome Message
I would like to welcome you to Audenshaw School's Website. I hope that you enjoy visiting it and by doing so will gain a clearer idea of all that goes on within the school whether this is academic achievements, our wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer or our relationships with the wider local and global communities. I strongly believe that it is vital to celebrate the successes of our school and have designed the website to highlight these key areas. The school has always and will always place huge emphasis on academic achievement. We have a long and proud tradition of academic success and are proud of our standing within the community and also what our students go on to achieve after they leave the school. I hope that our traditional yet forward thinking ethos has been reflected in the stories and images on the pages of our website.
Jeanette Saw, Headteacher
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Latest News

Sep 13 2019 by Ady Sutherland

PE Dept:Last Saturday saw the opening fixtures and a proud tradition at Audenshaw School continue

Rugby League

PE Dept

Sep 13 2019 by Ady Sutherland

PE Dept:Last Saturday saw the opening fixtures and a proud tradition at Audenshaw School continue

Rugby League

PE Dept

Feb 8 2019 by Chris Rose

PE Dept:The Audenshaw School PE Department were recognised for their incredible 2018/19 Season

Rugby League

PE Dept

Feb 8 2019 by Ady Sutherland

Rugby:>The Audenshaw U14 Rugby Team completed what has been an incredible season at the Kirkham Grammar School 7s Competition!

Rugby League

Rugby,U14's, Kirkham Grammar

Feb 8 2019 by Ady Sutherland

Rugby:The year 11 rugby team ended the season on an emphatic high winning the Lancashire Vase final against a strong St. Edward's side

Rugby League

Rugby,Lancashire Year 11

Jan 31 2019 by Chris Rose

Rugby:The U15 Rugby Team were crowned Lancashire Vase Champions with a 17-14 victory over Standish High School from Wigan

Rugby League

Rugby,U15's, Lancashire Vase

Jan 29, 2019 by Chris Rose

Rugby:Audenshaw Rugby product, Patrick Anglin made his senior debut for Warrington Wolves on Saturday against Rochdale Hornets RLFC

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Rugby,Patrick Anglin

Jan 23, 2019 by Chris Rose

Athletics The 12th annual Audenshaw School Primary Cluster Indoor Athletics Competition took place on Thursday January 10th

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INDOOR ATHLETICS, Russell Scott

Nov 12, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby The U14 Team are through to the semi finals of the Lancashire Schools Cup following a courageous win!

Sharks Swimming

RUGBY, U14's, Merchant Taylor

Nov 6, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby Five members of the Audenshaw U14 and U15 Rugby teams have been selected for professional club, Sale Sharks.

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RUGBY, Sale sharks U14/U15's

Nov 5, 2018 by Chris Rose

Football Aldwyn Primary School were crowned Champions at the 12th annual Audenshaw Primary Cluster Football Competition

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Football, PRIMARY CLUSTER

Oct 4, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: The U14 Rugby Team have enjoyed an exceptional week in which they took on and defeated two of the best school teams in the north!

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Rugby, U14's

Sept 17, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: The U14 Rugby Team made it two wins from their opening three on Saturday with a hard fought victory over Rishworth School

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Rugby, U14's

Sept 10, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: The U14 Rugby Team began their account for 2018/19 with a 54-7 victory over Lancashire neighbours, Bolton School1

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Rugby, U14's

Jun 27, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: Former Audenshaw student, Richard Ward has become the latest of our rugby products to achieve international honours

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Rugby, Richard Ward

June 15, 2018 by Chris Rose

Cricket: The Audenshaw U15's secure their place in the Quarter Finals of the Lancashire Schools Cup

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Cricket, U15's, Lancashire cup

Jun 14, 2018 by Kathryn Taylor

Chemistry: Audenshaw Chemistry team take 1st prize in Salter Competition at Manchester University

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Chemistry, Salter Prize

Jun 6, 2018 by Chris Rose

Swimming: Sharks' Bennett & Campbell Make Both English & British National Championship Finals

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Audenshaw Sharks; Swimming

May 16, 2018 by Chris Rose

Cricket: The Audenshaw U15's secure their place in the third round of the Lancashire Schools Cup

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Cricket, U15's, Lancashire cup

May 6, 2018 by Chris Rose

Swimming:The Audenshaw Sharks were well represented at the North West Regional Championships

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May 2, 2018 by Chris Rose

Cricket:The U15 Cricket team enjoyed a superb victory in the Lancashire Schools Cup on Monday

Cricket, U15's, Lancashire Cup

Apr 24, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby Tour:Audenshaw School Rugby embarked upon their fifth international tour​ over Easter

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KS3 Design & Technology

Design and Technology (D&T) is the inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to live and work in the designed and made world

'Design & Technology education is an essential part of a school’s curriculum, not just as preparation for a career, or further education in the creative industries, but for its wider educational benefits'. – Dick Powell, SeymourPowell Design Consultancy.

'Design and technology is about providing opportunities for students to develop their capability, combining their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to create quality products'. - www.data.org (Design and Technology Association)

Design & Technology education is based upon six key design principles:

  • User
  • Purpose
  • Functionality
  • Design Decisions
  • Innovation
  • Authenticity

At Audenshaw School we provide our learners with a wide range of experiences, allowing them to learn about these principles and to put them in to practice.

The curriculum is designed to build upon key skills and knowledge, gradually working towards preparation for their GCSE courses and beyond.  Students are made aware of their target levels and grades from the offset and their path of progress allows them to see the end results which are capable through hard work and dedication.

Our vision is to develop intuitive and creative designers, who are able to work independently to solve problems and provide suitable design solutions with the potential to be commercially produced. 

We focus on promoting literacy and numeracy skills and cross curricular subject knowledge, allowing students to continue to develop and grow as well rounded and informed learners; promoting our school values in all that we do.

Year 7 - Curriculum Information

Projects for year 7 are:

  • It’s a Wrap – CAD/CAM
  • Block-Bot – Materials
  • Pop Up! – Paper & Card
  • Hand Puppet – Textiles
  • Archi-Tech-Draw – Technical Drawing Skills
  • Cooking Essentials – Food

Students are introduced to a wide range of tools, equipment and processes. Students will work on a carousel system, meaning they will complete 6 different projects with 6 different D&T teachers. Each project will have a practical outcome as well as a Theory Assessment Task, which will combined inform the ‘current working grade’. Assessment Tasks focus on 4 key areas:

  • Exploring The Task
  • Generating Ideas
  • Developing a Design
  • Evaluation

We focus on the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace and promoting independent enquiry. Students will engage in a variety of projects from all disciplines of the Design and Technology Curriculum, allowing all learners to develop individual strengths and skills learnt at KS2 whilst broadening their subject knowledge and understanding. 

Year 8 - Curriculum Information

Projects for year 8 are:

  • Mobile Support – CAD/CAM
  • Bridge the Gap – Structures
  • High Flyers – Materials
  • On Set – Model Making
  • Pewter Coin – CAD/Materials
  • Cooking Classics - Food

In their second year students will be given to opportunity to further develop their repertoire of skills and knowledge and are encouraged to become increasingly independent in their studies. Once again students will work on a carousel system, meaning they will complete 6 different projects with 6 different D&T teachers.

Year 9 - Curriculum Information

Projects for year 9 are:

  • Passive Amplifier – Product Design
  • Dog Tag – Engineering
  • Light It Up – CAD/CAD/Electronics
  • The Apprentice – Food/Graphics

Year 9 has a clear focus on preparation for their chosen GCSE course.  Students complete a variety of Design and Make tasks which each practise the skills required to enable them to make the best possible progress during KS4. To maximise the time spent in different areas

There is greater emphasis on designing for a specific user in mind and tailoring their design proposals to meet a set of criteria set out in their details Design Specification.

Evaluation and Analysis are used to test the final outcomes of the design and to develop their designs for potential industrial production as they would in their GCSE. With a greater focus on preparing students for KS4, there are 4 projects allowing more time to be spent in each area compared to Years 7 & 8.

Key Stage 3 - How parents/carers can support their child

Checking Show My Homework on a daily basis will help your son keep on top of his D&T homework. In KS3 your son should expect 1 piece of extended learning per week that should take a minimum of 30 minutes to complete

At home you can support your son develop his Design and Technology skills by encouraging him to look at every day household items and analyse the materials and ingredients from which they are made and the industrial processes used to manufacture them. This will form the foundation to his GCSE studies in all of our specialist subject areas.
You can encourage him to share his project work with you so that you are informed of the projects he is undertaking and the detailed feedback he receives from his teacher to give him the opportunity to improve his work so that it is in line with his target levels.

In addition, there are many online revision and support materials available on line which you could explore with him.

During your son's Food Technology rotation you can support him by ensuring that he has the correct ingredients for his lessons each week and also by encouraging him to practice making the recipes at home so that he is prepared for his practical assessment lessons.
Should you require any further advice you can contact his Design and Technology teacher or Mr Aston (Curriculum Leader) or Mr Beardsall (Second in Charge)
As always we welcome any feedback and suggestions from students and parents and carers alike to enable us to provide the best possible curriculum for your child which is relevant and engaging.

Useful Websites

Explore these websites with your child to deepen his knowledge of the subject, to support his class work and homework.

Apps

                       

  • The DT App

Extensive must have resource! The App is broken into subject sections plus has controlled assessment guidance.

  • Gojimo

Great for practicing exam style questions and lots of multiple choice questions. Good for tracking your progress and seeing your strong and weak areas.

  • Memrise

Memrise is an online learning tool with courses created by its community

Twitter

Our department runs a Twitter account that showcases the work of our students and is a great place to keep up to date with what’s going on in the D&T department.

Follow us @Audenshaw_DT


Technical Support

Need help and information relating to use of Office365 and/or accessing your desktop via the Audenshaw Cloud?


Curriculum Area

Curriculum support area, including curriculum map and the Year 10/11 curriculum plus guided pathways info


Contact Us

The school address and contact numbers, our contact form, how to find us and twitter feeds all featured here!