Technology


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At Te Kauwhata College we offer the opportunity to study as many aspects of Technology as we possibly can, enabling the students to be prepared for whichever career pathway they chose in life.

Junior School


In Year 7 & 8: -
The students get a 1 term taster of Materials Technology where we teach them the skills and knowledge of how to create a project form multiple materials. Food technology where the students are taught safe food handling and how to prepare simple foods. Digital Technology we incorporate basic Word and Presentation tools along with some experience in Robotics, Coding & Animation.
In years 9 & 10: -
we do semester courses where the students will change options and cover 2 of the Technology areas a year. In Materials Technology we build on the knowledge gained from previous years and potentially gain L1 NCEA credits from Y10 on. We teach the students through more involved projects that require learning the safe use of larger machinery, in both engineering and wood working. For Food technology the students get to enhance their skills & knowledge of the best practice in food preparation & presentation with more involved tasks. Digital Technology offers the students opportunity to work towards NCEA credits across a range of areas which can connect across the school through other curriculum areas. Within Design and Visual Communication (DVC) students are taught the design process and through a range of sketching, instrumental drawing and digital drawing methods are asked to devise a project to meet a need for a possible client. This can lead onto careers in product design, architecture, fashion design, web design, gaming etc.


Senior Technology Course Outline 2021

Materials Technology

1MTEC
This is a full year course, which is a mixture of practical and academic skills and knowledge, based around creative project work. The assessment will be done using a mixture of Technology Achievement Standards and Design & Visual Communication Achievement standards, allowing students to gain Merit & Excellence endorsements in Technology and developing a pathway for students to continue Technology into University levels. These standards will also fall into the Vocational pathways, shown below, giving students credible access to future careers.
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Mechanical Engineering

1MECH
This is a whole year practical project-based course where the students will have the potential of gaining approximately 18 – 20 Level 1 credits through using a combination of Competenz & Fairview Education Services trades-based Unit Standards. The knowledge & skills gained in this course will allow students to enter Level 2 MECH course in the following year and ultimately into careers within the Mechanical & Automotive engineering trades. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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2MECH
This is a whole year practical project-based course, following on from 1MECH, where the students can gain approximately 18 - 24 credits and will be assessed using a mixture of Level 2 & some Level 3 NCEA trades-based Unit Standards. The knowledge & skills gained in this course will allow students to enter Level 3 MECH course in the following year or leave to attend courses with outside providers (E.G. Wintec or Fairview Automotive) and ultimately into careers within the Mechanical & Automotive engineering trades. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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3MECH
This would be whole year practical project-based course, following on from 2MTEC, where the students will be assessed using a combination of Level 3 Competenz Unit standards & Level 3 Automotive Unit Standards. The knowledge & skills gained in this course will allow students to enter course in the following year with outside providers (E.G. Wintec, Fairview Automotive etc) and ultimately into careers within the Mechanical & Automotive engineering trades. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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Construction

1WTEC
This is a whole year practical project-based course, where the students will have the potential of gaining approximately 18 – 20 Level 1 credits through using BCITO trades-based Unit Standards. The knowledge & skills gained in this course will allow students to enter Level 2 WTEC course in the following year and ultimately into careers within the Building and Construction trades. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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2BCATS
This is a whole year practical project-based course, where the students will have the potential of gaining approximately 18 – 20 Level 2 credits through using BCITO trades-based Unit Standards. The knowledge & skills gained in this course will allow students to enter Level 3 WTEC course in the following year, or an opportunity to attend Wintec to gain pre-trade experience and ultimately into careers within the Building and Construction trades. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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3BCATS
This is a whole year practical project-based course, where the students will have the potential of gaining up to 36 Level 3 credits through using BCITO trades-based Unit Standards. The knowledge & skills gained in this course will allow students an opportunity to attend Wintec or other trades-based training organizations to gain pre-trade experience and ultimately into careers within the Building and Construction trades. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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Design & Visual Communication

1DVC

1DVC is a full year course designed to offer students up to 24 level 1 credits through Achievement Standards. It is possible for the students to get L1 Numeracy & Literacy credits through specific standards covered in this course. The knowledge gained can lead to careers in Architecture, Product design, Clothing manufacturing, Landscape design, Interior Design, Web design, Gaming and so much more. The course is designed to extend the fundamental knowledge of the design process, through project-based learning, allowing for creative students to develop the skills needed in field with growing career opportunities. This course will lead onto Level 2 DVC and can continue into University courses based around design. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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2DVC

2DVC is a full year course designed to offer students up to 20 level 2 credits through Achievement Standards. The knowledge gained can lead to careers in Architecture, Product design, Clothing manufacturing, Landscape design, Interior Design, Web design, Gaming and so much more. The course is designed to build on the knowledge of the design process, sketching and drawing techniques including digital design media, through project-based learning, allowing for creative students to develop the skills needed in field with growing career opportunities. This course will lead onto Level 3 DVC and can continue into University courses based around design. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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3DVC

3DVC is a full year course designed to offer students up to 18 credits Level 3 credits through Achievement Standards. The knowledge gained can lead to careers in Architecture, Product design, Clothing manufacturing, Landscape design, Interior Design, Web design, Gaming and so much more. The course is designed to extend the knowledge of the design process, sketching and drawing techniques including digital design media, through project-based learning, allowing for creative students to develop the skills needed in field with growing career opportunities. This course will lead onto University courses based around design. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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Food Technology

1FTEC.
This is a full year course, which is a mixture of practical and academic skills and knowledge, based around a Food Technology design project. The assessment will be done using Food Technology Achievement Standards, allowing students to gain Merit & Excellence endorsements in Technology and developing a pathway for students to continue Food Technology at University levels. These standards will also fall into the Vocational pathways, shown below, giving students credible access to future careers.
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1Cafe
This is a whole year, practical project-based course where the students will have the potential of gaining approximately 21 Level 1 credits through ServiceIQ trades-based Unit Standards based around the Service & Hospitality industries. The knowledge & skills gained in this course will allow students to enter Level 2Cafe course in the following year and ultimately into careers within the Service and Hospitality industries. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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2Cafe
This is a whole year, practical project-based course where the students will have the potential of gaining approximately 21 Level 2 credits through ServiceIQ trades-based Unit Standards based around the Service & Hospitality industries. The knowledge & skills gained in this course will allow students to enter Level 3Cafe course in the following year and ultimately into careers within the Service and Hospitality industries. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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3Cafe
This is a whole year, practical project-based course where the students will have the potential of gaining approximately 21 Level 3 credits through ServiceIQ trades-based Unit Standards based around the Service & Hospitality industries. The knowledge & skills gained in this course will allow students to enter further educational institutes or directly into careers within the Service and Hospitality industries. The standards used in this course will fit into the vocational pathways shown below.
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Digital Technologies

11DTECH

This full-year course covers three main areas, computer hardware, website coding and 3D Design. It focuses on providing the essential skills needed to build a desktop computer and understand how the components are connected. The second area involves using the basic languages of websites to construct a working version. The final focus is on using sophisticated software to model and animate 3D designs. The course will comprise a mixture of Achievement and Unit Standards.

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12 & 13DTECH

The focus of both years will be to build on the basics acquired at Level 1. Students will undertake more complex coding. The exact language depends on experience and background. Students will be able to choose between Python and HTML/CSS/Javascript. The second main area involves creating digital designs with high level usage of several tools. The outcomes will be assessed through Unit Standards at the required level.
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Proposed Technology Courses for 2021


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Contact Us
Location: 50-64 Waerenga Road, Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
Email: admin@tkcoll.school.nz
Phone: (07) 826 3715

2021 Term Dates
Term 1: Thursday 4th February - Friday 16th April
Term 2: Monday 3rd May - Friday 9th July
Term 3: Monday 26th July - Friday 1st October
Term 4: Monday 18th October - Friday 10th December

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