Teacher in Charge: Mr I. TahatRecommended Prior Learning
L1 PDT course is a requirement. Experience in other L2 Technology courses may be considered.
Technology is intervention by design. In this course, you will learn ways to solve problems through design. You will experience learning across all three curriculum strands to ensure you become designers of successful, fit for purpose outcomes. In this course, you will make your products predominantly using Hard Materials such as wood and plastics.
This course is composed of two projects that are each taught for half of the year. Both projects focus on very different aspects of design.
Project One sees students developing and presenting conceptual ideas with a focus on sustainability and human interaction. At the beginning of the year, we will decide whether to complete an Architectural Design or a Product Design?
Project Two is a construction project concentrating on advanced woodworking techniques to create a product to solve a personal design problem. Examples of past projects are a Longboard/Skateboard, Scooter, Lighting solutions, Furniture, Chairs, Storage.
Both projects culminate in the submission of a design portfolio and technical outcome/prototype.
In Year 12, you will be predominantly using design to develop outcomes. You can explore design ideas using either CAD (Techsoft Design, Adobe Illustrator, Sketchup) or Drawing techniques (Sketching, Rendering, Instrumental Drawing). You will also learn to use CAM processes such as tool-pathing for the 3D Printer and Laser Cutter.
In terms of manufacture, you will learn advanced woodworking techniques and to operate fixed machinery and power tools to manufacture your design ideas.