Technology Year 9

Technology (Half Year): Electronics (9TEE) / Metal (9TEM) / Wood (9TEW)

All Year 9 students will do a technology course which is a half-year course that lays the ground-work for further technology study in the school. They can select from Electronics, Metal, or Wood.

Electronic Technology

Content and Skills

Electronics technology is a creative activity aimed at meeting needs and opportunities through the development
of electronic products via Computer-modelling, Prototyping and finally produced on Printed Circuit Board
(PCB). Projects can include Moisture sensors using transistors, Multi-purpose alarms using 555 Timers, etc. From Year 10, students are introduced to microprocessors that require programming.

Assessment

The components of each module will be assessed against the national objectives for the learning area of Technology. All theory is offered via Google Classroom.

Or Metal Technology

Content and Skills

Students in this course will develop skills and knowledge through the process of making a product within an engineering workshop. It will cover a range of techniques that evolve into the completion of a finished product.

Assessment

Students will be assessed against working safely, creatively, independently and accurately within a workshop environment.

Or Wood Technology

Content and Skills

In Wood Technology the students produce a range of outcomes based in a workshop. The main emphasis is on Technological Practice where the students are expected to make decisions and design a project based around an opportunity or need. The main project is a BBQ tote box. In consultation with parents and other stakeholders the boys design, plan the construction, and develop the outcome of their BBQ tote, to their own brief. Quality-control and evaluation of the outcome, by the students, is key in producing a project that meets specifications.

Assessment

The components of each module will be assessed against the national objectives for the learning area of Technology.