Stage 4 Content (Yr. 7 & 8)

Technology  Mandatory               

Year 7.

Context Area: Clothing and Accessories.

Duration: Semester One.

This unit has been designed for the development of basic skills in Textiles, emphasising safety in  the  workroom.

Students will be introduced to the elementary functional design process.  They will develop knowledge of specific language in relation to the subject. Textile terms and literacy will be stressed at all times.

 Students will be introduced to the equipment used in the workshop and practise using items safely.

A practical exercise will be the design and production of an apron to be used in Semester Two while learning to cook in the kitchen.

The written assessment is a research assignment to describe and discuss protective aprons.


Context Area: Information and communication.

Duration: Semester two.

In this unit students will learn basic skills in cooking and safety procedures involved in Food Lab.

They will follow a design process and learn some technical terms involved in cooking. Every fortnight they will cook simple recipes. Literacy and numeracy will be included in written and practical work.

A practical work is to modify a simple snack recipe into a healthy snack recipe.

The written assessment is to produce a poster to inform and communicate about the healthy snack.


Year 8.

Context Area: Products.

Duration: Semester one.

The unit will provide opportunities for practical activities while developing safe and efficient work practices in the technological kitchen.

Students will focus on eating habits, range of skills, safety and hygiene practices. Good Health is central with emphasis placed on basic nutrition and the Healthy Diet Pyramid as the basis of food choices.

A practical design project is to prepare healthy food product and prepare a class presentation to promote your product.


Context Area: Built Environment.

Duration: Semester Two.

In this unit students explore, develop skills and knowledge of safety in textile room. They learn to do simple repairs and sew using sewing machine.

Textile terms, numeracy and literacy is a constant focus whilst the student's interpret a range of technical language and symbols. They select appropriate materials and tools to process the design project which is cushion cover.

The practical assessment is to make a cushion cover and decorating the front with different types of dyes.

 The written assessment is to do research on different types of furnishing used in the home.


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