Teacher in Charge: A. BowisRecommended Prior Learning
General entry. There are no prerequisites for this course but study of this subject at Year 10 and Year 11 is an advantage.
The aim of Technology – Fabrics course is to present a course of study, which requires candidates to express ideas in practical terms using selected materials and the processes of workshop technology, and applying principles of craftsmanship.
This course will offer learning experiences in the following:
Selecting a suitable pattern and undertake advanced adaptations. Refine the pattern using ongoing testing to ensure correct style and fit. Correctly labelling with all necessary markings. Constructing a final toile or mock-up of the adapted pattern to ensure the final pattern correctly interprets the design.
This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.
This course has a practical component which requires students to design 3 of their own garments. To realise their designs students may choose to purchase their own fabric, pattern, notions etc, or they may use items supplied by the school. There will be a take home cost to cover some of the materials supplied by school.
For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.