Technology Year 10 (Option 1)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Nyberg

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

This subject:
Leads to Technology, Levels 1-3
or Unit Standard courses in Construction / Furniture Making.
A wide variety of University / Tertiary and Trade Apprenticeships

Students will be expected to demonstrate “technological practice” within a wide range of technological areas. The programme of study will essentially cover a range of Materials e.g. Wood, Plastics and Metals and the processes required to manipulate, shape, join / assemble them. 

Students are expected to explore problems, issues and situations and be able to research, design, model and test their solutions towards a final product or prototype. They will be instructed in graphics and practical skills and encouraged to be creative and innovative, all of which will form the foundation blocks for the essential elements of Level 1 NCEA Technology and/or Design and Visual Communications and those wanting to take the Vocational pathways course Materials Engineering. 

Learning Areas:

Year 10 Option 1, Technology


Design and Visual Communication Level 1, Technology Level 1

Career Pathways

Locksmith, Navy Sailor, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Plastics Technician, Metal Worker, Brick and Blocklayer, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Project Manager, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Roofer, Building and Construction Manager, Scaffolder, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Surveyor, Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Painter and Decorator, Telecommunications Technician, Industrial Designer, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Crane Operator, Mining Engineer, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Driller, Aircraft Refueller, Electrician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Building Surveyor, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Architect, Plasterer, Architectural Technician, Welder, Plastics Worker, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Forestry and Logging Worker, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Furniture Finisher, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Landscape Architect, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Glass Processor, Health and Safety Adviser, Biomedical Technician, Industrial Spray Painter, Joiner