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Subjects within the Technology Faculty are Design & Technology, BICT (Business, Information Communication & Technology), Economics and Computer Science.
We believe that all students at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace have the right to a technological education, using state of the art equipment, leading to quality outcomes in D&T and BICT. This in turn ensures an understanding of the role technology plays in our modern society.
Each year we host The Harris Egg Race. The design and manufacturing skills of KS3 and KS4 teams are tested as they work with resistant materials, electronics, textiles and food technology. Recent topics have been the anniversary of 100 Years of Flying, the Pink Panther Challenge and the Lost Rescue (gutting fish and making water powered rockets).
We make an annual visit to the Clothes Show Exhibition in Birmingham, where textiles students get to see the workings of the industry first hand and the Food Technology team run an annual Masterchef competition The Key Stage 4 & Key Stage 5 Business groups have visited the Coca-cola factory and Thorpe Park for an insight into how real businesses work and take part in role plays and organising events at the Academy. Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students also attend yearly Business seminars to help them with their exam preparation.
The Design & Technology subject area runs a robot club aimed at introducing Gifted and Talented KS3 students to the world of engineering and working science. The BICT department run after school sessions where students can use ICT to improve their class work.