Technology Hard Materials

Years 11, 12 and 13

Technology will suit those students who enjoy overcoming challenging problems or issues by working through a problem solving process which fully explores the design process prior to manufacture of high quality solutions.

Year 11:

Students are able to choose either Course A or Course B.

COURSE A:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Through challenging project briefs, students are encouraged to follow technological practice, enabling them to produce innovative solutions encompassing processes and materials from all areas of the workshop.

COURSE B:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

A practical based course which will allow students to gain skills and Unit Standards in two specialist areas of the workshop:

• Woodwork and Furniture Making

• Mechanical Engineering

Whilst working toward assessment in the two areas, students will complete projects encompassing a range of skills and processes.

Note: At Year 11 students may not study Course A and Fashion and Design. They may only select one of those areas for study.

Year 12:

This course provides students with the opportunity to build on their experience gained at Level 1. Students will select a suitable client issue and then use their understanding of technological practice to produce innovative solutions to these issues. This will be achieved through detailed planning and a comprehensive design process. Students need to undertake an enquiring approach and thoroughly investigate all processes and people involved at school, home and throughout the community to aid them in producing a solution.

Year 13:

This course provides students with the opportunity to build on their experience gained at Levels 1 and 2. Students will select a suitable client issue and then use their understanding of technological practice to produce innovative solutions to these issues. This will be achieved through detailed planning and a comprehensive design process. Students need to undertake an enquiring approach and thoroughly investigate all processes and people involved at school, home and throughout the community to aid them in producing a solution.