Through their learning in Technology, students develop a broad technological literacy through the development of technological knowledge and understanding, technological capability, and an understanding and awareness of the relationship between technology and society.

 

Students learn practical skills as they develop models, products, and systems in a range of contexts providing a pathway to technology related careers in the future.

 

Technology is a compulsory subject in the Junior school. At Year 9, students choose a minimum of two modules from the contexts indicated below. At Year 10, students may choose one or more of the contexts for a full year or a half year. Junior technology leads to subjects in the senior school; is a university entrance subject and a university scholarship subject.

Year 9 and Year 10 Technology:

Design and Visual Communication: This area is focussed on developing freehand and technical drawing skills. It also covers a range of presentation techniques leading into product and architechtural design. Students acquire skills associated with media, mechanical and architectural design.

 

Digital Technology - Computing: This area is about designing and making innovative digital outcomes, for example using programming to design games. It also covers basic computing skills in a wide range of programming such as Python, Scratch, Photoshop, Word and Excel. The course also covers learning how computer systems work.

 

Digital Technology - Electronics: This area is about the design and construction of electronic devices. It also covers the theory of electronics, circuit design and computer simulations. Students also learn how to programme and use a microcontroller, 3D Print and Laser cut parts for their designs.

 

Food Technology: This area is about designing and making food products. It also covers practical cooking skills, nutrition, food safety and food culture. Students also learn to prepare and present food products to the food and hospitality industry standards.

 

Resistant Materials Technology: This area is about designing and making specified products from resistant materials; chiefly wood, plastics and metal. It also covers workshop techniques and the safe use and care of workshop tools. Students also explore issues related to the impact of different materials and their applications on society. Studetns will be introduced to 3D design, 3D printing and laser cutting.

 

Textiles and Design Technology: This area is about designing and making personalised garments and textile items from fabric. Students gain practical sewing skills and also cover designing, sketching, and fabric decoration.

Curriculum