Technology

Mr A McIntosh —

The following subjects are available for students to study in 2021

Graphics is assessed under the category Design and Visual Communication. (DVC)


Design Technology:   11Wte (Wood)   11Ete (Engineering)

Course Description: The emphasis in both courses is on practical skills and design principles. The aim is to cater for students who are keen to follow a career in either the wood or engineering industries, designing and constructing prototypes.

Recommended Entry Criteria: 10 Materials Technology (10Tmx or 10Twx) and a proven safety record.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1 (BCITO and ITO) Unit Standards credits and other national certificates.

Level 1 Numeracy and or Literacy: No.

Next step: Any of the following - 12Dte, 12Fur, 12Aut, 12Bac

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh for Wte, Mr Mehlhopt for Ete


DVC:   11Dvc   Full Year

Course Description: In Design and Visual Communication (Graphics) students will present a minimum of two design folios centred on architecture and product design. Students are expected to communicate graphically by researching existing designs and developing a range of solutions and presenting work fit for an audience. Facilities are available to work in Computer Aided Design.

Recommended Entry Criteria: 10Dvc or 10 Dvx

Qualifications to be gained:Level 1 Achievement Standards credits

Level 1 Numeracy and or Literacy Numeracy: 6 Numeracy credits available

Next step: 12Dvc

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh or Miss Gray


Automotive Engineering:   12Aut   Full Year

Course Description: This course is designed for students with a keen interest in seeking qualifications in the pre-apprenticeship Automotive Engineering Industrial course. The course has been approved by the Motor Industry Trades Organisation.

Recommended Entry Criteria: minimum of 15 credits from 11Ete or 11Wte

Qualifications to be gained: Industry based Unit Standards. An offsite welding course worth 8 credits.

UE Literacy: No

Next step: Ara or SIT courses or 13Aut

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh or Mr Mehlhopt


Building Construction Course: 12BAC Full Year

Course Description: This course is designed for students who will study Level 2 BCATS Unit Standards. The emphasis on this course is on developing practical building skills and knowledge to provide a solid foundation for the building industry based apprenticeships. This course counts as a single subject.

This course will be dependent on staff availability.

Recommended Entry Criteria: A keen interest in the Building trade and an interview with Mr McIntosh.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 BCAT's Carpentry Unit Standards

UE Literacy: No

Restrictions: Nil

Next step: Trades Apprenticeship

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh



Civil & Building Construction Course: 12Cbc Full Year

Course Description: This course is designed for students who will study Level 2 Connexis & BCITO Unit Standards over eight periods per week. The emphasis on this course is on developing practical civil works and building skills and knowledge to provide a solid foundation for construction industry based apprenticeships. This course counts as two subjects.

This course will be dependent on staff availability.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Nil

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Connexis & BCITO Carpentry Unit Standards

UE Literacy: No

Restrictions: This course will count as two subjects.

Next step: 13Dte, Level 3 BCITO or Trades Apprenticeship

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh


Design Technology:   12Dte   Full Year

Course Description: This year students will extend skills studied in 11Wte or 11Ete, while developing examinable knowledge of multi-materials and tools required. An off-site welding course is also offered in this course.

Recommended Entry Criteria: minimum of 15 credits from 11Wte or 11Ete

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Unit Standards credits

UE Literacy: No

Next step: Any of the following – 13 Dtw, 13Dte, 13Aut or Ara or SIT courses

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh or Mr Mehlhopt


Furniture:   12Fur   Full Year

Course Description:  (NB this course will only run if numbers warrant) This study is specifically designed for students with a keen interest in seeking vocational training in the furniture industry. The course has been established after consultation with a Furniture Industry Trade Organisation.

Recommended Entry Criteria: minimum of 12 credits from either 11Wte, or 11Ete and a proven safety record.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Unit Standards credits

UE Literacy: No

Next step: 13 Dtw, Ara or SIT courses

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh


DVC (Graphics):   12Dvc   Full Year

Course Description: (Design and Visual Communication). This year students will present design folios centred on architecture and product design with an emphasis on product design and formal perspective drawings. Students are expected to communicate graphically by researching existing designs, studying a design era or movement and developing a range of solutions that are fit for display in a visual context.

Recommended Entry Criteria: minimum of 14 (school based) credits from 11Dvc

UE Literacy: No

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement and Unit Standards credits

Next step: 13Gra

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh or Miss Gray


Building Construction Course: 13BAC Full Year

Course Description: This course is designed for students who will study Level 3 BCITO Unit Standards. The emphasis on this course is on developing practical building skills and knowledge to provide a solid foundation for the building industry based apprenticeships. This course counts as a single subject.

This course will be dependent on staff availability.

Recommended Entry Criteria: This is a limited entry course. Minimum 45 credits from 12Cbc. Others may be accepted depending on skills and an interview. Students must have completed Level 2 BCITO Unit Standards in order to be accepted into this course.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 BCITO Carpentry Unit Standards

UE Literacy: No

UE Approved: No

Restrictions: Nil

Next step: Trades Apprenticeship

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh


Design Technology:   13Dte   Full Year

Course Description: Students at this level are encouraged to design their own course and select relevant Unit Standards to be assessed by. The aim is to extend and further develop Level 2 skills. It is likely that the course will be based in either the wood or engineering workshop depending on room availability and timetabling. An off-site welding course is also offered in this course.

Recommended Entry Criteria: minimum of 15 credits from 12Aut, 12 Bac, 12Dte, 12Ete or 12Fur and a proven safety record.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Unit Standards credits

UE Literacy: No

UE Approved: No

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh or Mr Melhlopt


Design Technology:   13 Dtw   Full Year

Course Description: Students at this level are encouraged to design their own course and select relevant Unit Standards to be assessed by. The aim is to extend and further develop Level 2 skills.

Recommended Entry Criteria: minimum of 15 credits from 12Aut, 12Bac, 12Dte, 12Ete or 12 Fur and a proven safety record.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Unit Standard credits

UE Literacy: No

UE Approved: No

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh


DVC (Graphics):   13Dvc   Full Year

Course Description: : (Design and Visual Communication). This year students will present design folios centred on architecture and product design with an emphasis on spatial design. Students initiate design ideas through an inspiration and are then expected to use visual communication strategies (including 2D, 3D and 4D modes) that support the interrogation and re-generation of ideas. Students are expected to support their design through existing designs, design eras or movements. Work completed will be of a suitable nature that it can be visually displayed.

Recommended Entry Criteria: minimum of 14 (school based) credits from 12Dvc

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Achievement and Unit Standards credits

UE LIteracy: No

UE Approved: Yes

Contact Person: Mr McIntosh or Miss Gray