Materials Technology (Summer Outfit)
- Learning Area:
- 2021 - 2022
- Literacy Standards
- Approx Cost:
- $40.00. This covers the cost of some craft materials, patterns and sewing notions during the course. Some fabric for the outcomes may be required to purchase separately and are an additional cost.
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Open Entry, however this course is suited for people who have an interest in Construction, Textiles, Design and Technology.
- Course Outline:
Did you miss the opportunity to take Leisure Wear in Year 10 and still have a passion for Textiles, Fashion Design and Construction? Have you ever wanted to create something that can be made for yourself or someone else? Come along and make a summer outfit to use in the hotter weather. Find your own need, research ideas, learn how to use textiles and other materials and techniques to make an outcome that is fit for purpose. There will be the opportunity to get L1 literacy credits while learning how to create your own brief, an important component in Technology 201 and 301 courses.
- Where Does It Lead:
Materials Technology 201 and 301 (University Entrance) courses.
This course may also lead to fashion/textiles and design courses at polytechnics and universities. Including Dental Technology and Costume Design if continue through 201 and 301 courses.
- For further information see:
- Mrs 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.