YEAR 9 TECHNOLOGY ELECTIVES

Bake House

Bake House expands on concepts studied in Years 7/8 Food Studies, and will introduce them to concepts required when continuing their studies in the senior food courses. Students will research, design, produce and evaluate products based around foods involved in the field of bakery.

Students will experience theory sessions where they will be investigating elements of bakery products such as types of ingredients, their functions and nutritional value and different processes involved in baked goods. Students will then apply that knowledge to practical sessions, with hands on learning opportunities.

Digital Technologies

“Advanced Digital Technology” is a course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of computer science and programming. Students will explore a range of topics, including computer hardware and software, spreadsheets, data types, and programming languages such as HTML/CSS and Python. Through practical exercises and projects, students will develop their problem-solving skills and learn how to create simple programs to solve real-world problems. The course aims to equip students with a foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare them for further studies in computing and related fields. Students will:

  • Analyse, design, develop and evaluate a website, following a given brief, using HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Learn about cyber security by demonstrating understanding of computer network threats and security measures.
  • Create an interactive solution using spreadsheet software to fulfil a given need.
  • This subject provides a pathway to VCE Applied Computing and further study at VCAL/TAFE

Fashion Product Design

Fashion Product Design involves learning how to create quality designed solutions in response to a client brief. Students consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of the technology and take into account the ethical, legal, aesthetic and functional factors that inform the design processes. Students complete a folio that includes a detailed client based design brief, creative and on trend research, colourful fashion design sketches and an evaluation criteria that justifies improvements or modifications.

Students learn how to design and make clothing. They undertake a variety of construction and sewing techniques to either produce a hoody of their colour choice, or creatively repurpose an Op shop garment into fashionable clothing. Students learn advanced sewing techniques, use the over locker, create vinyl stickers to iron onto clothing and will have access to an embroidery machine for sewing creative embellishments.

This subject leads to VCE Product Design – Fashion.

Food Studies

Food Studies expands on concepts studied in Years 7/8 Food Studies, but in greater detail.

The course introduces concepts required when continuing their studies in senior Food Studies classes.

Students will experience theory sessions where they will be looking at food groups, nutrition, as well as the environmental factors affecting food choices in today’s world.

Students will then experience practical sessions where they apply these concepts studied in the theory sessions where they will be producing meals from a variety of food groups, countries as well as designing their own products by following a design brief.

A great class to work on both your cooking skills and understanding the basic concepts of food studies.

Carpentry Design

In Carpentry Design, you get to create cool furniture for a client. You’ll think about how your design affects the world and how it looks and works. You’ll make a plan with drawings and ideas and then build your final product. You’ll learn how to use different tools and materials like wood, metal, and even laser cutters! If you like being creative and solving problems, this is the perfect subject for you.

Industrial Product Design

Industrial Product Design involves learning how to create quality designed solutions in response to a client brief.

Students consider the economic, environmental and social impacts of the technology and take into account the ethical, legal, aesthetic and functional factors that inform the design processes. Students complete a folio that includes a detailed client based design brief, plan using research, design sketches and create an evaluation criteria that justifies improvements or modifications.

Students develop practical skills using a range of materials. Classes will incorporate laser cutting technologies, 3D printer and CAD programs. There is an emphasis on workshop / machinery safety, the correct use of hand tools.

Systems and Robotics

In this subject, you’ll learn how electronics work and how to make cool projects with lights and sounds. You’ll get to build and design circuits and even learn how to control robots using Lego Robotics! You’ll build your own robot and program it to do different tasks. You’ll also learn about how electronics work and how to code. You’ll keep track of your work in a portfolio to show off your awesome designs.