Technology at Jesmond Park Academy


Head of Faculty - Carol Stephen
Head of Food - Debbie Robinson
Head of Health, Social Care and Child Care - Cath Heslop
Head of Art - Carol Stephen
Technology Key Stage 4 Lead - Hayley McArthur

Lower School

Key Stage 3

In KS3 all students follow a course in Art, Design and Technology. Students carousel on 12 week rotations working through Art,Technology and Food modules. In each subject area students develop a variety of skills including designing, problem solving, creativity, making, planning and evaluating.They have the opportunity to experience using a range of tools and equipment in each subject . 


Upper School

Key Stage 4

At KS4 the faculty offers a comprehensive range of courses including:

  • GCSE Fine Art 

  • GCSE 3D Art 

  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

  • GCSE Design Technology 

  • BTEC Hospitality

  • BTEC Tech award in Health and Social Care

  • Cambridge Nationals in Systems and Engineering


Sixth Form

AS and A level studies are offered in:

  • Art and Design

  • BTEC Nationals in Health and Social Care

GCSE and A level courses have an industrial/commercial/vocational element providing a sound base for students who wish to go on to foundation/degree courses. 

The Faculty is particularly proud of the wide variety of opportunities we present to our students through a varied range of courses, suited to different interests and learning types. We are also proud of the wide range of skill and expertise of the Faculty staff and the support that they offer the students in their learning.The Faculty offers a wide range of Period 7 activities including homework and coursework drop in clinics.