Year 11 Course Booklet

Technology

By the end of Year 11, you must have completed one core course of your choice from any Technology. You may choose any prep course.

Design & Visual Communication

Core courses

Prep 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.

Students may take one or both prep courses.

Architecture Students develop their own architectural solution to a given brief with a Te Ao Ma ˉ ori theme. Emphasis is placed on developing key DVC skills, including sketching, rendering, and layout presentation in an architectural context. Students also produce a technical drawing using a drawing board, ruler and compass. Prerequisite for: Level 2 DVC. Recommended that is complemented by DVC design prep course. Product design Students develop their own product design solution to a given brief with a Te Ao Ma ˉ ori theme. Emphasis is placed on developing key DVC skills, including sketching, rendering, and layout presentation in a product design context. Students also produce a technical drawing using a drawing board, ruler and compass. Prerequisite for: Level 2 DVC. Recommended that is complemented by DVC architecture prep course.

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