Level 1 Materials Technology
Materials 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.
As this course contains only internally assessed standards, subject endorsement is not available.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$100 for project materials. Additional cost may be incurred with complex projects.
A proven interest and ability in Materials Technology at Y9 &10
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
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.