Level 3 Product Design Technology
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Norris
This is a full year course in which students design and develop an innovative outcome based on a context of their choice and using mixed materials for the construction. It will be covering areas such as:
- Research and design
- Materials technology
- Complex workshop skills
- Computer Aided Design
The students will complete a manufacturing project over the course of the year and record their construction processes in a log book. They will also complete an external report based on the concept of what good design is. They will research existing designers, investigate the development of judgement criteria and then critique the quality of an outcome of their choice. This external report provides research and evaluation scaffolding to the students to support them with the development of the main project. The report is marked externally and provides the ability for students to gain endorsement in the subject.
Note: This course is university entrance approved.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Approximately $120.00 for equipment and materials.
We are grateful to families making voluntary payments to assist with course specific costs.
Recommended Prior Learning
Reasonable success in Level 2 Materials Technology preferred. Students with other Level 2 credits will be considered at the discretion of the HOD.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.