Business, Enterprise and Technology – Stage 1 Design and Technology

Staff Contact

David Hickey dhickey@navigator.sa.edu.au

SACE Credits/Course Length

10 Credits per Semester (20 weeks).  Students may study both Semester 1 and 2 as the courses cover different content.

 

Course Outline

Students design and create products or systems that meet a design brief, and develop the knowledge and skills associated with using different processes and production techniques. They combine their designing and creating skills with knowledge and understanding of materials, information, and equipment to make high-quality products or systems for intended purposes.

 

Stage 1 Design and Technology (Communication Products)

 

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

 

Course Content

The content of Stage 1 Design and Technology is organised into practically based focus areas. Within each focus area, contexts are chosen by the school to meet student needs and interests, taking into account the resources available.

The Communication Products focus area involves the use of materials such as symbols, signs, behaviour, speech, light, images, sound, or other data to design and make products that communicate information.

Examples of contexts for communication products include: computer-aided design, graphics, multimedia, photography, sound, web design.

 

Assessment

Skills and Applications Tasks 20%

Folio 30%

Product 50%

 

Any other subject specific information

An additional fee for materials may be charged, depending on the projects chosen.

Stage 1 Design and Technology (Systems and Control Products)

 

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

 

Course Content

The content of Stage 1 Design and Technology is organised into practically based focus areas. Within each focus area, contexts are chosen by the school to meet student needs and interests, taking into account the resources available.

The Systems and Control Products focus area involves the use of materials such as electronic components, chips, circuitry, robotic components, gears, levers, and fluids.

Examples of contexts for systems and control products include: computer systems, electrical systems, electronic systems, energy, mechanical systems, mechatronics, pneumatic, hydraulic, or fluidic systems.

 

Assessment

Skills and Applications Tasks 20%

Folio 30%

Product 50%

 

Any other subject specific information

An additional fee for materials may be charged, depending on the projects chosen.