MTY1

Level 1 Materials and Design Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Anderson

Materials and Design Technology is a practical subject that focuses on the activities of designing, making and evaluating projects; using a range of materials, tools and processes.  This is a practical workshop based course.

Students will gain workshop skills through the use of tools and materials to make a project. Projects are designed, made and evaluated to a brief.  Emphasis is placed on design, drawings, problem solving, hand skills, craftsmanship, finishing and evaluation of finished work.

Students make practical workshop projects in materials (wood, metal, plastic, etc.) using processes (marking out, cutting, machining, metal casting, finishing etc.) to achieve a final product.  A folio of design work with models, prototypes, photos of the work and process will be presented with the finished project.


Please note: As a subject that requires the use of a specialist classroom, this course could become oversubscribed and require a cap on student numbers. At the time of subject selection beginning this does not appear to be necessary, but later in the year it may be that numbers need to be reduced in MTY1. If this scenario arises then students will be confirmed on the course on a first-come-first-served basis and later applications may be removed. For this reason, students are encouraged to apply for this course as soon as possible to avoid potential disappointment later.

Alternative Standard

A.S. 91063 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas - 3 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


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$100 for project materials. Additional cost may be incurred with complex projects.

Entry Guidelines

A proven interest and ability in Materials Technology at Y9 &10

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91044 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.1 - Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91047 v4
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief
6
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91057 v4
NZQA Info
Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.20 - Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
6
6
6
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.