Year 10 Course Booklet

Technology

By the end of Year 11, you must have completed three Technology courses from at least two different subjects. For Year 10, make any two course choices. You choose one course per subject. In Year 11, you will be able to complete an additional Technology course of your choice.

Design & Visual Communication

Digital Technology

Core courses

Core courses

Architecture Students learn a range of visual communication techniques in an architectural context. They learn about the importance of architectural design and layout when sketching, rendering, technical drawing and 3D modelling. They experiment using a range of techniques and have the opportunity to investigate established Aotearoa architects to gather inspiration for their own design work. Recommended for students with an interest in design and architecture. Product design Students learn a range of visual communication techniques in a product-design context. They learn about the importance of ergonomic design when developing a product using sketching, rendering, technical drawing and 3D modelling. They experiment using a range of techniques and have the opportunity to investigate established Aotearoa product designers to gather inspiration for their own design work. Recommended for students with an interest in design.

Robotics and coding Students learn to write code in a range of programming languages as they work in the physical computing environment to problem solve and innovate using robotics. They gain an understanding of algorithms, design thinking and the need for testing and trialling in a programming sense. Recommended for students with an interest in digital technologies. Website design and development Students learn to design and code a website from scratch. They are introduced to a variety of web-coding languages, including HTML, CSS and Javascript, as well as a range of Adobe design software used to prototype web outcomes. They gain an understanding of web-development tools, design thinking and the need for testing and trialling in a web environment. Recommended for students with an interest in digital technologies.

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