Level 3 Materials and Design Technology
Teacher in Charge: S. Anderson
This course culminates 4 years of prior knowledge to develop students learning as closely as possible replicating real life technological practice. Students will be self-directed, imaginative, ethical, collaborative thinkers, with the skills and experiences to work through complex situations and involve others in their problem-solving and solutions. A commitment to independent study and skill development is a must.
Skills will include the implementation of complex procedures, understandings of material development and developing a prototype within a determined context.
Students will undertake a combination of Achievement Standards from Generic Technology and the Specialist Categories of Technological Knowledge and Skills. Students will typically work on 2 major projects over the course of the year. Scholarship can also be attempted in all Technology subjects.
A.S. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration - 4 credits, external
This standard could be taken as an alternative to one of the internals listed below, with consultation with the teacher. This would make the course eligible for endorsement
12 Technology credits at level 2
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$130 for materials. Additional cost may be incurred with complex projects.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24
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.
Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication Engineering: Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Roofer, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter Armed Forces: Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson,
An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.
All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.