The school has two
fully equipped workshop facilities catering to Junior and Senior Technology
teaches traditional woodworking skills at all levels and uses the BCATS units
of work at Year 11, 12 and 13 as assessment for NCEA.
We offer option
programmes at Year 9 through to Year 13 catering for students who enjoy the
opportunity to make practical projects in a structured and friendly learning
students can select Technology Wood as a half year option that is broken up
into three practical projects with supporting theory work. The course
introduces students to basic and fundamental woodworking skills and techniques.
Students will learn how to use and maintain a variety of hand tools, how to
plan and quality check work as well as health and safety issues.
The Year 10 course
is a half year option with students building upon their prior learning in a
workshop setting within two practical projects. Students will complete practical tasks that cover a range of
wood working joints. Theory components of the course will introduce students to
the properties of timber as well as the safe use of hand tools, and health and
safety issues. Students will be introduced to the safe use and maintenance of
limited portable power tools.
Year 11 Joinery - Level One
The Year 11
Technology Joinery course draws on prior learning as students undertake a range
of Unit Standards delivered through the BCATS programme. Students are
introduced to fixed machinery and power tools. The practical project undertaken
focuses on industry related processes, materials and settings.
Year 12 Joinery - Level Two
At Year 12 we offer
Level 2 Technology Joinery delivered through BCATS units of work. Year 12
Joinery is a one period option for students who are interested in using these
skills as a career pathway. Students will be introduced to fixed machinery
through the manufacturing of an individual project and will also partake in a
group project. Year 11 Joinery must be satisfactorily completed as a
prerequisite for both Joinery and Construction acceptance.
Year 12 Construction – Level Two
The Year 12
Construction programme has a single and a double period option delivered through
BCATS units of work. Students will be made to problem-solve, work as part of a
team and work with integrity throughout the course. The practical projects
undertaken can vary from full classroom builds to pergolas and even dog
Year 13 Construction – Level Three
The Year 13 Construction
programme is a student led teacher guided course. Students will be guided through
the construction of a medium to large scale practical project. The student will
look at, in more depth, the processes and undertakings of a trades-based practical
Year 13 Joinery – Level Three
Year 13 Joinery is
a progression course from Year 12 Joinery. Students will be teacher guided
through the complete manufacturing process of their own individual practical
project and group project, from ordering materials through to quality control.
Students will be made to think accurately and analytically, throughout both
practical and theory aspects of the course.
Year 12 Joinery and/or
Construction must be satisfactorily completed as a prerequisite for Year 13
Construction or Joinery.
There is the
opportunity for students to study for the BCITO Level 3 National Certificate in
Carpentry theory units of work. These are the first stages in an apprenticeship
in carpentry and can be taken in conjunction with the schools Gateway
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