1DTC
This course requires 2 options.

Level 1 Design Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Leary

Design Technology is a subject for students who are inquisitive about the world around them and the opportunities to produce design projects that address real world problems. Design projects are student led which means students decide on a context and eventually a design that satisfies the issues and needs of the end user. The course is run in a workshop where students can fluidly move between design and making tasks as they develop their projects. At year 11, design outcomes are restricted by cost and size as the focus is on learning the design workflow that underpins design thinking. Skills and knowledge learnt include:

  • sketching
  • computer aided design (CAD)
  • safe power tool and machinery use
  • material composition and selection
  • component integration and assembly
  • creative and critical thinking

This course contains 18 compulsory credits and a further 10 optional credits that are negotiable and dependent on student preference and ability.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Materials Technology, DVC, Textiles and DAB are recommended. Success in Year 9 Materials Technology and or DVC is an advantage also.







Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Course Cost $150 for take-home component

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91046 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.3 - Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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. 91047 v4
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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. 91049 v4
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 1.6 - Demonstrate understanding of how materials enable technological products to function

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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. 91064 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.31 - Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91065 v5
NZQA Info
Design and Visual Communication 1.32 - Produce instrumental paraline drawings to communicate design ideas

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 6