Materials Technology (Textile Based)
- Learning Area:
- 2021 - 2022
- NCEA Level 3
- Course Endorsement:
- University Approved Subject?:
- Approx Cost:
- $40.00. This covers the cost of some stationery materials and sewing notions, including interfacing fabrics and some practice materials. Materials and patterns for outcomes need to be purchased separately. Extra costs for school trips where applicable.
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Achievement in any Level 2 Technology is desirable, alternatively they can discuss their suitability with the HOLA.
- Course Outline:
This course will give you the opportunity to:
- Research and develop knowledge from a chosen context, to discover market trends, industry requirements, and innovative ideas.
- Develop confidence, skills and creativity using textiles and/or a variety of other materials.
- Project manage an outcome from start to finish, for a chosen client
- Research, design and test different ideas and materials to meet a brief and complete a successful outcome.
- Learn how to communicate, be inspired and learn from people that have been involved in the textiles/event industry.
- Gain an in-depth understanding of the links between their work and global issues such as sustainability, environmental concerns,health and safety.
- Where Does It Lead:
Many jobs available in the technology industry. Entry into appropriate courses at Polytechnics, University or a private fashion/textiles design school. Including Dental Technology and Costume Design. Opportunities exist to enter local or national competitions in design or construction to further build their portfolios.
- For further information see:
- Mrs E Paterson.
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.