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titleTechnology Studies

The following subjects are available in Technology Studies:

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titleFashion Studies

Students will develop skills in order to successfully produce garments and textile pieces, become proficient in using different techniques and equipment and understand the importance of a safe working environment. They will investigate, design, produce and evaluate a range of designs and production methods.

Students will be assessed on the completion and quality of the work requirements, individual skill development, effort and attitude.

Home study will consist of design briefs, investigation into the work of a designer and materials and their application.

They will need to purchase a small sketch book, fabric, thread, notions such as zips and possibly a commercial pattern.

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titleFood Technology

Students will assess food using criteria such as taste, texture, appearance, etc. They will replicate restaurant quality food, and plan, design and produce a product of their own choice. They will investigate, design, produce and evaluate.

Students will be assessed on the completion and report on the major production, and on their workbook and journal.

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titleJewellery Making
 Students will learn about ways of making jewellery, develop an appreciation for good design, and learn the process of manufacture. They will investigate, design, produce and evaluate a range of designs and production methods. This may include fabricating, colouring, stone setting and casting. All students will participate in the Middle School Challenge and exhibit their work both on-line and via the college website and the MS Exhibition. 

Assessment will be based on the quality of the completed work, including practical projects, design folio and work on the subject wiki. (Personal Learning)

 

Students will contribute a fee towards the cost of materials through the School Charges.

 
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titleKiln Formed Glass
 Kiln formed glass uses cold glass that is placed in a kiln for firing. Students will be involved in cutting, fusing, slumping and the casting of glass to produce a range of pieces from platters and bowls to sculpture and decorative art works. They will investigate, design, produce and evaluate a range of designs and production methods.

Students will be assessed on work produced, sketch book and a written project on visual analysis and response to glass art.

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titleMetal Technology

This course aims to explore and expand on a variety of skills, techniques and processes used in working with metals and related materials. Students will learn these in conjunction with practical work. All students will participate in the Middle School Challenge and exhibit their work both on-line and via the college website and the Middle School Exhibition. Students will investigate, design, produce and evaluate.

Assessment will be based on the quality of the completed work, including practical projects, design folio and work on the subject wiki. (Personal Learning)

Students will contribute a fee towards the cost of materials through the School Charges.

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titleWood Technology

This course aims to develop a variety of skills and technology when working with wood and related materials. Students will explore the characteristics and properties of a variety of timbers through a series of projects that will involve the safe and correct use of hand and some power tools.

Students will investigate, design, produce and evaluate.

Assessment will be based on investigation of alternative design approaches by designers, design brief and workshop drawings, and the satisfactory completion and evaluation of the products.

Each student will require a 2 H pencil and a sketch book for designs, plans, notes and evaluation. There will be a fee of $30.