Level 3 Technology


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will be project based and will be individually designed.

You will need to submit an application to the Head of Technology to apply before you will be considered for entry into this course. You will work towards a Technology Scholarship project which will be submitted towards the end of the year and may or may not include and US or AS.

You will need to be self motivated and show initiative in your work.

This program will most likely be workshop based but will involve serious report writing skills.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • You will further develop skills developed in either the Woodwork or Mechanical Engineering course (or a combination of both)
  • You will learn time management and big project skills as well as developing your report writing skills.

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

Level 2 Woodwork and/or Level 2 Mechanical Engineering

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:

The actual standards offered will depend on the students individual learning plan to be planned in consultation with the student and the Head of Technology.
Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External L1
Literacy
AS 91620 Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
6 Int X
AS 91611 Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense

6 Int X
AS 91617 Undertake a critique of a technological outcome's design

4 Int X


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

16


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

The projects in this course will involve the use of machinery and power tools such as the lathe, bandsaw or beltsander.

Every student in this course will be required to sign a contract regarding the use of the school workshop and the tools and equipment. Breaking the contract will result in removal from the class.

Every standard in this course contains written tasks to be completed. Students who are entitled to reader/writer assistance need to draw this to the attention of the teacher at the beginning of the school year so that assistance can be arranged well before the deadlines of the assessment.

Due dates will be advised by your teacher and are not negotiable. Incomplete work will not be assessed subject to the school NCEA policy.

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

This programme provides a good base for students who would like to enter the fields of engineering and the construction industry such as architecture and quantity surveying.

INDICATIVE COSTS:

$50 for materials. This must be paid in the first week of the school year so that materials for the projects can be purchased.

$30 Technology Scholarship fee