Through the practical application of technologies students develop dexterity and coordination. This curriculum offers students a broad range of learning experiences, readily transferable to their home life, leisure activities, the wider community and to work.
Year 7 & 8 – Materials/Systems Technology
Students have 4 periods a fortnight of Materials/Systems Technology for one semester in Year 7 & 8. In their Materials/Systems Technology classes, students will cover a variety of topics and media, including: Safety, Designing, Investigating, Wood Production, Metal Production, Plastics, Electronics and Evaluation.
Year 7 & 8 – Food Technology
Students have 4 periods a fortnight of Food Technology for one semester in Year 7 or 8. In their Food Technology classes, students will cover a variety of topics, including: Hygiene and Safety, use of tools and equipment, working safely with a partner, the Design Process and evaluation.
Consists of electives where students complete a minimum of one semester-length unit over the year. The classes have 4 periods per fortnight. Students also have the opportunity to select an additional one or two Technology subjects in the open elective block. Technology units that may be offered include Food, IT Applications, Photography, Systems, Textiles and Wood.
Consists of electives where students can complete a maximum of four semester-length units over the year. The classes have 6 periods per fortnight. The following areas are offered: Food, IT Applications, Photography, Systems, Textiles and Wood.
Students have the opportunity to further their studies in the Technology area in studies such as Product Design & Technology (Wood or Textiles), Food & Technology and Computing.
Students will produce a number of production items that will be assessed throughout the semester. They will have a journal for assessment that will contain a record of their design processes, handouts on the various opics, written projects and homework. Some of their work will be presented using ICT.
Students can enter art competitions that are run by the school and the wider community.
For more information, please contact the Head of our Technology Department, Mr Adrian Metheringham
by email firstname.lastname@example.org.