Hard Materials Technology

MIDDLE YEARS

The vision is to promote young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

We intend to do this by delivering a course which uses thought provoking briefs. These are based on real life scenarios which develop independent work ethics and promote individual thinking, learning and achievement. The aim is for students to develop a broad, technological literacy that will equip them to participate in society as informed citizens and give them access to technology related careers.

Hard Materials Technology Year 7 & 8

Four six week courses are offered over 2 years. Two are completed in Y7 and two in Y8. The focus is on the Technological Practice strand where students use a range of materials and are guided to modify a design brief. Work shop tools, practices and procedures are introduced and applied to the Technological process. Recoveries: Y7 $10.00 per course Y8 $ 12.00 per course.

Hard Materials Technology Year 9

Students are offered 2 separate courses (wood and metal) where a range of hard materials are used. In addition to the Technical Practice strand, Technical Knowledge and Technical Nature are introduced. The Technical Process is used to guide students in their research and development of solutions to given briefs. Recoveries: $20.00 per course.

Hard Materials Technology Year 10 (Wood or Metal Option)

This is a full year programme. The Technical process is applied to enable students to use a variety of appropriate materials and to produce a functioning product, according to the brief. Skill development has high priority with students given the opportunity to begin Unit and or achievement Standards prior to entry into Y11. Recoveries: $40.00.

SENIOR YEARS

Year 11 Furniture Making NCEA Level 1

Students will work on Unit Standards from the furniture making industry, all of which can be credited towards their NCEA. There is a mixture of practical and theory units which are all moderated by UNITEC. All of the practical projects must be constructed in the school workshop and include projects such as a bedside cabinet, trinket box and a turned coffee table. Students will also be expected to attempt at least one Technology Achievement Standard which aligns with the furniture making units. Prerequisite: It is preferable that students have completed the Year 10 Technology programme but not essential. Recoveries: $60.00.

Year 11/12 Marine Technology NCEA Level 2

Students will work on Unit Standards from the boat building industry all of which can be credited towards their NCEA. This is a full year course centred on the construction of a 2.4 metre yacht/dinghy in the workshop and is available for the students to purchase on completion. Alternatively students could build a craft of their choice (self funded). There are several workbooks to be completed in conjunction with the practical work. All work is externally moderated by UNITEC. Prerequisite: Year 11 Furniture Making is desirable. Recoveries: None, however students will have the option to purchase the completed boat.

Carpentry

Y12 and Y13 students will work on Unit Standards from the building industry, all of which can be credited towards their NCEA. There is a mixture of practical and theory units which are all externally moderated by UNITEC. All practical projects must be constructed on site at school with the construction of a storage shed being the practical focus of the year. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in a selection of Technology Achievement Standards which may be in place of, or additional to the carpentary course. Students need to discuss their programme with the teacher so as to tailor it to their specific needs.

Year 12 Carpentry NCEA Level 2

A variety of practical projects will be constructed: Saw Horse, Tool Box and a small non consent building (garden shed) Prerequisite: Year 11 Furniture Making is desirable. Recoveries: $ 55.00

Year 13 Carpentry NCEA Level 2/3

The theory and practical units run in tandem, each reinforcing what has been learnt in the other. Three or four practical projects will be constructed: outdoor furniture and a 10m2 building. All Unit Standards are at Level 3. Prerequisite: Year 12 Carpentry desirable. Recoveries: $ 55.00.

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