Design and Technologies
Design and Technologies offers seven different areas of study designed to give students a practical insight into the nature and purpose of common materials used in our built environment.
Year 7 students will have the opportunity of studying Technics for one semester. Students are then able to elect to choose from the following subjects of Materials Technology, Design and Technology, Motor Technology, Woodcraft, Construction and Technical Graphics with each course offering a number of different semester long units from which students are able to select up to two units for each semester. These courses generally operate on the basis of students designing or modifying a project to some degree, constructing it and making an appraisal of their completed work.
Students electing to study Design and Technologies courses have the choice of four options including; Construction Pathways, Furniture Construction, Design Technology and Graphics and Wood Technology. While these courses provide a sound basis for further studies in tertiary education and vocational training, they also provide knowledge and development of practical workshop skills for future leisure activities.
Whilst Wood Technology and Design Technology & Graphics courses promote the design, make and appraise approach the Vocational courses of Furniture Construction and Construction Pathways place a strong emphasis on skill development.