YEAR 10 TECHNOLOGY SUBJECTS

FOOD DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Subject Head:

Ms Reihana

Food Technology is a subject which requires students to produce a two/three course meal for friends.  Students are expected to complete a design booklet which has evidence of research, planning, development of ideas and evaluation.  The whole process from design problem to final solution must be evident in their design booklet and stakeholder’s needs are expected to be met.  The subject leads on to Level 1 Food Design Technology.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Subject Head:

Mr Dobbin

Plan, design, manufacture and evaluate an individualised project needed for home from a range of hard materials (mainly metal but may include glass, mirror, plastic, wood, etc). Students develop a range of practical workshop skills, utilising a range of new machinery, with the main joining technique being MIG welding. This course reinforces learning from other curriculum areas including mathematics (measurements, instruments, calculations), science (characteristics of materials), art, graphics and Maori culture (concept development) and English (terminology, symbols, and text).  This course leads onto Level 1 Metal Technology.

WOOD DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Subject Head:

Mr Rowland

Students design a solution to address a need.  The solution will be made mainly from wood.  Safety is a major element of this course and is taught throughout.  Students are required to record their progress.  Hand tools, power tools and machine skills are taught, and used.  Students are expected to write a full evaluation and provide a photo of its end use.  This is a rich learning environment where values and key competencies are reinforced.  Other learning areas reinforced include Mathematics, Science, Art, DVC and Maori culture and English.  This course leads on to Level 1 Wood Design Technology.

COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING

Subject Head:

Mr Pickering

This module consists of exposure to CAD (Computer Aided Design) tools such as Tinkercad,  Laserworks and Planner 5d as well as software tools to create a Laser cut project in the workshop. The module is split between creating and exploring 3D objects on computer and prototyping and creating a project in the workshop environment. Students will have extensive opportunities to use the Laser cutter using cast acrylic or wood.    Students also develop knowledge and skills in using different technologies to create digital content for the web, interactive digital platforms and print.  They construct digital media outcomes that integrate media types and incorporate original content.  They also learn how components and techniques are used to design digital devices and integrated to assemble and test.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Subject Head:

Mr Dobbin

Plan, design, manufacture and evaluate an individualised project needed for home from a range of hard materials (mainly metal but may include glass, mirror, plastic, wood, etc). Students develop a range of practical workshop skills, utilising a range of new machinery, with the main joining technique being MIG welding. This course reinforces learning from other curriculum areas including mathematics (measurements, instruments, calculations), science (characteristics of materials), art, graphics and Maori culture (concept development) and English (terminology, symbols, and text).  This course leads onto Level 1 Engineering Technology.