9TEC

Technology Year 9

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Nyberg

In Year 9, Technology is taught as a multi-material, design-based subject, introducing students to Wood, Metal, and Plastic technologies.  The course also aims to enhance students’ use of design and evaluation techniques and develop not only practical and problem-solving skills but also an understanding of the wider effects that technology plays within society. 

Students will learn

  • Health and safety codes of practice.
  • Understand materials and their properties.
  • Explore a range of materials and techniques.
  • How to use hand tools.
  • Develop graphical presentation skills.
  • Understand products that exist in our world and how and why they are the way they are.
  • Use Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to design and make a product on the school's Laser Cutter.

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