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The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

Inspiring People;
Breaking Boundaries

Creative and Technical Faculty


A welcome message from the faculty.

Faculty Staff
Mr T. McCormack (HoF)
Mrs M. Lathom
Mr J. Lövgren
Mr D. Ashcroft

Design Technology Overview

Technology is seen as an important subject within the academy and is growing in popularity amongst the students. We have excellent facilities and a great deal of space that will allow us to expand as we need to. Test

Within the different subjects taught students will develop the key practical skills and vital Health and Safety knowledge of working within a practical environment. They will develop their practical knowledge and skills of working with machinery and hand tools and will develop their design skills by designing products that must be manufactured and tailored to set briefs and specification. Students will develop a good knowledge of the workshop by completing set practical tasks under supervision to help guide, support and monitor their progress. Students will be able to understand design briefs and take the information to produce practical outcomes following a detailed specification. Equally important to us is the development of team building skills, sharing equipment, peer mentoring, responsibility for personal and group safety, understanding that resources are not infinite and need to be used appropriately.

Studying these subjects at examination level is a good way to enter practical apprenticeships leading to trades, Plumbing, Joinery, Catering, and Construction amongst others.

It can also lead to a pathway through higher education to become an Architect, Industrial engineer, Quantity surveyor or Project

Food Technology Overview

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Music Overview

The value of music as an academic subject lies in its contribution to enjoyment and enrichment, for its social benefits, for those who engage in music seriously as well as for fun. High quality music education enables lifelong participation in, and enjoyment of, music, as well as underpinning excellence and professionalism for those who choose not to pursue a career in music.

Core skills developed in Music lessons across all key stages are:

  • Performing
  • Composing
  • Listening
  • Appraising
  • Analysing
  • Working as a group
  • Ensemble skills
  • Evaluating – self, peer and industry music

Examination Information

Resistant Materials
Contact: Mr T. McCormack
Applies to: Year 10 & 11
Course Type: GCSE
Exam Board: AQA
Specification Code: 4560
Board Website: AQA Resistant Materials Website


GCSE Music
Contact: Mr T. McCormack
Applies to: Year 10 & 11
Course Type: GCSE
Exam Board: AQA
Specification Code: 4720
Board Website: AQA Music Website

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