TECHNOLOGY

In Technology students develop outcomes across contexts that interest them. Technology education allows students to gain practical skills, knowledge, and understanding to thoughtfully live with, critique, and contribute to the technological developments that shape our lives.

Textile Products - Students explore design ideas and develop them to produce textile products within contexts such as fashion, wearable art, upcycling and accessories.

Food Design and Manufacture - Students design and manufacture food products to meet a brief.

Digital Technology - Media Products focuses on the development of knowledge and skills using a wide range of internet and computing technologies to produce a media outcome.

Design and Visual Communication - Focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in the three-dimensional design contexts of architecture and product design.

Integrated Technology - Gives students the opportunity to explore and learn skills across Food Products, Textile Products and Hard Materials contexts.

LEVEL 1

Design and Visual Communication (DVC): Exploring Design

Have you thought about becoming an architect or interior designer? What about an engineer or product designer?

Or are you a maker who enjoys creating their own products and designs?

Design and Visual Communication allows students to explore their own ideas in design and innovation contexts using the tools of the design process and critical thinking.

Standards are selected to best meet the individual student’s needs and are a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

Cost and Materials: Students will need to purchase specialist stationery
Entry Requirements: An interest in designing and making
Leads to: Level 2, 3 and Scholarship DVC courses or Level 2 Integrated Technology
Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbutt

Digital Technology

Create a range of exciting digital media in 2D and 3D using industry standard software and gain an understanding of how computers store these media types. Push your ideas with animations and impressive infographics that wow audiences. Discover how we can share, collaborate and improve on our ideas using a range of professional apps. This course will build your creative design skills and require critical thinking to create cutting edge imagery and amazing animations over 3 major projects.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 2 and 3 Digital Technology
Teacher in Charge: Mr P Hewes

Food Design and Manufacture

Do you love to create food products? Do you enjoy working with others in collaborative group situations with a community focus? Do you have an interest or passion in food or food products that you would like to develop and extend?

Food Design and Manufacture allows students to explore their own ideas in making and designing new products with a class wide focus. The emphasis is on learning and developing processing skills and the practical application of these.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 2 and 3 Food Design and Manufacture or Level 2 Integrated Technology
Teacher in Charge: Mrs N Stewart

Integrated Technology

This course has a practical, hands-on focus. Students will have the opportunity to explore and develop skills across three different areas of technology. They will complete practical projects in Food Products, Textile Products and Hard Materials.

Cost and Materials: Students may need to purchase specialist materials and resources for products they make and take home
Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 2 Integrated Technology, trades courses
Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbutt

Textile Products

Learn basic textile creation skills while also creating something useful. Your projects have the ability to grow with complexity as your skills develop. Come with your ideas, learn new skills, and have some fun creating.

Cost and Materials: Students may need to purchase specialist materials and resources for products they make and take home
Entry Requirements: An interest in textiles or fashion design
Leads to: Level 2 and 3 Textiles and Fashion
Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbutt

Design and Visual Communication (DVC): Design and Inspiration

Have you thought about becoming an architect or interior designer? What about an engineer or product designer? 

Are you interested in maker culture or just passionate about being creative?

Level 2 Design and Visual Communication allows students to design and innovate within their chosen specialist context. They will explore and implement their personal design process to solve problems using a range of critical thinking and visual communication strategies.

Standards are selected to best meet the individual student’s needs and are a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

Cost and Materials: Students will need to purchase specialist stationery
Entry Requirements: Level 1 DVC helpful but not essential
Leads to: Level 3 and scholarship DVC courses, it is also a gateway into tertiary design programmes
Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbutt

Digital Technology

Create a range of exciting digital media in 2D and 3D using industry standard software and gain an understanding of how computers store these media types. Push your ideas with animations and impressive infographics that wow audiences. Discover how we can share, collaborate and improve on our ideas using a range of professional apps. This course will build your creative design skills and require critical thinking to create cutting edge imagery and amazing animations over 3 major projects.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 3 Digital Technology
Teacher in Charge: Mr P Hewes

Food Design and Manufacture

Do you enjoy working creatively with food to create new products?

Do you have a particular area of interest that you can develop or are you just passionate about being creative? Level 2 Food Design and Manufacture allows students to design and innovate within their area of interest with a community focus.

Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on a product and work in a group situation. The emphasis is on extending skills and knowledge gained in Level 1 Food and Manufacture.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Design and Manufacture courses
Teacher in Charge: Mrs N Stewart

Integrated Technology

This course has a practical, hands-on focus. Students will have the opportunity to explore and develop their skills across three different areas of technology. They will complete practical assessments in Food Products, Textile Products and Hard Materials.

Cost and Materials: Students may need to purchase specialist materials and resources for products they make and take home
Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Trades courses
Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbutt

Textile Products

This course further develops skills and knowledge for students who are interested in Fashion Design or for those who love to design and sew. More advanced construction skills and development of ideas is the major focus of this course. Thinking, problem solving and managing self are competencies which are key in this subject.

This course contains a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

Cost and Materials: Students may need to purchase specialist materials and resources for products they make and take home
Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: Level 3 Textiles and Fashion
Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbutt

Design and Visual Communication (DVC): Design and Innovate

Have you thought about design as a career choice – for example architecture, engineering or industrial design?

Are you passionate about design and creativity? 

Level 3 Design and Visual Communication allows students to design and innovate with projects of their own creation in their chosen specialist context. They will implement ideation strategies to spark their design process, solve problems using critical thinking and use a range of visual communication strategies.

Standards are selected to best meet the individual student’s needs, and are a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

Cost and Materials: Students will need to purchase specialist stationery
Entry Requirements: Level 2 DVC helpful but not essential
Leads to: This course is a university entrance approved subject, it leads onto a range of specialist tertiary courses (design, architecture, engineering), trades based careers or maker culture entrepreneurial opportunities
Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbutt

UE Approved

Digital Technology

Create a range of exciting digital media in 2D and 3D using industry standard software and gain an understanding of how computers store these media types. Push your ideas with animations and impressive infographics that wow audiences. Discover how we can share, collaborate and improve on our ideas using a range of professional apps. This course will build your creative design skills and require critical thinking to create cutting edge imagery and amazing animations over 3 major projects.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: This course is a university entrance approved subject, It leads onto a range of tertiary courses
Teacher in Charge: Mrs J Garbutt

UE Approved

Food Design and Manufacture

Do you have a particular area of interest or passion in food and can channel this into organising and producing a complex food product?

This course gives you the opportunity to investigate climate friendly manufacturing options while using local resources and ingredients.

Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: This course is a university entrance approved subject, it leads onto a range of tertiary courses
Teacher in Charge: Mrs N Stewart

UE Approved

Textile Products

Challenge social, political, and ethical agendas to create forward-thinking fashion. Develop ideas and construction techniques.

This course contains a combination of internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

Cost and Materials: Students may need to purchase specialist materials and resources for products they make and take home.
Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: This course is a university entrance approved subject, it leads onto a range of specialist design based tertiary courses
Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbutt

UE Approved

Integrated Technology

This course has a practical, hands-on focus. Students will have the opportunity to explore and develop their skills across different areas of technology. They will complete practical assessments in areas such as CNC Machines and Applied Design technologies.

Cost and Materials: Students may need to purchase specialist materials and resources for products they make and take home
Entry Requirements: No entry requirements
Leads to: This course is a university approved subject, it leads onto a range of tertiary and trades courses
Teacher in Charge: Ms J Garbutt

UE Approve

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