DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (not offered in 2017)
The course has a practical base and emphasises the further development of a broad range of Information and Communication Technology skills that can be used in all other curriculum areas. They will also explore the ethical implications of the creation of such products in the wider world of cyber-space and the media.
This subject provides a sound skill set for SACE Stage 1 Information Processing and Publishing. It also develops general skills that are useful across the curriculum and specific skills that can be applied in the presentation of assignments in other subjects.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY – Food
Duration of Course
Food Technology consolidates knowledge in basic nutrition and furthers student confidence in the use of current kitchen technologies available in homes. Students will have opportunities to participate in practical food activities and develop skills in food preparation. Food Technology encourages students to think critically and solve problems relating to individual, family and community issues. Opportunities exist to demonstrate and evaluate their applied knowledge and understanding of food preparation. There will be large and small catering enterprises throughout the course and students will work in teams during these exercises.
Food Technology provides students with a sound knowledge base and skill development for SACE Stage 1 Food and Hospitality Studies.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY – Textiles (not offered in 2017)
Duration of Course
Textiles studies consolidates knowledge in methods of material production and further develops student confidence in the use of current production methods. Students will identify, analyse, design and plan objects to meet specific end uses for themselves and others. They will learn to make informed decisions about pattern and fabric selection and design considerations, and apply quality control measures in the construction of and evaluation of products. Students will focus on designing and producing environmentally ethical and sustainable products.
This course will prepare students for Design and Technology Stage 1 SACE.