13 Design Technology
Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Kenway
In Design Technology students develop skills by designing and making Products.
Students are expected to take their high-quality Prototype Products home with them on completion of their course.
Over the year students will develop their skills in the Design Technology practical area, further developing their skills in how to research, analsye, design, and make products, using a range of tools and equipment including Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, laser cutting and 3D Printing.
Students will work on a Design and Make project within a Context / Theme.
Within the given Context / Theme students will research, design, develop, manufacture, and test their own Prototype Product for a specific purpose and Customer / Stakeholders of their choosing.
Throughout the course Students will complete a Design Portfolio using Google slides which will document their research, designing, making and testing.
This portfolio of work will be how they are assessed for their project work against Technology Achievement Standards.
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
There is a course charge of $80.00 to cover basic material costs for student’s making.
If students wish to make a larger product for their Prototype, there is the option for students to buy the additional materials required.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.