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Ajyal embraces new technology wherever it supports our mission. Students use technology to inquire, communicate, and safely take risks. When they move on from Ajyal, they are confident users of current technology in a range of contexts, understanding the benefits, limitations, and risks associated with its use.
The use of technology to support learning is embedded across all curriculum areas from the Infants to the Secondary. Beginning with the use of specialized apps to support specific skills development, as children progress through the school they learn to use an increasing range of devices and applications.
Mobile devices in particular have led to much better integration of technology into learning. Students no longer need to move out to a 'special' location to access a computer or the internet; instead, they can take the device to wherever it is needed so that it can be used alongside other resources, both inside and outside the classroom.
At Ajyal, it is always the learning that comes first; the technology simply provides powerful tools that enable high-quality learning to take place.
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Opened in 2014, this facility includes a design suite where students learn to design by hand, a workshop where they can manufacture products from a range of materials, a CAD area for modelling ideas in 2-Dimension and 3 Dimensions and a CAM 'maker space' with a range of 3D printers, lasers and vinyl cutters and thermoforming equipment Managed with professional Teachers.
Used by (I)GCSE, A-Level, this space contain film production hardware and software across two studio classrooms plus a color grading room, a sound design room, a photography studio and a forty-seat cinema. An open area contains Apple work stations and a film theory library. Co-curricular activities including CAS TV, Film Production and the World Cinema Club are based in this area.