Technology and Design (TL)


Do you have an interest in any of the following ?

  • Electrical or Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computing
  • Engineering Design

If you are, then you should be seriously considering choosing Technology and Design (TL)

Technology and Design is concerned with design and problem solving processes involving the application of scientific principles leading to the making, modelling and evaluation of an electronic or mechanical product. Technology and Design is also concerned with the management of the environment and familiarity with materials, manufacturing and energy and control.

CONTENT

Technology and Design consists of:

1: Common Core

The content of the core develops skills in:

  • Designing: carrying out investigations, developing designs, evaluating communicating and modelling of design ideas.
  • Communicating: producing pictorial drawing, using presentation techniques and incorporating computer aided drawing.
  • Manufacturing: using knowledge of materials, displaying manufacturing capability, organising and planning activities.
  • Using Energy: using knowledge of electrical, mechanical and pneumatic, and,
  • Control: systems in the development and modelling of design ideas.

2: One specialist option from:

  • Electronic Systems
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Computer Systems

3: Coursework

The coursework consists of two components:

  • Component 1 is a short piece of work which tests the students’ ability to design and communicate and accounts for 10% of the final mark.
  • Component 2 involves the students’ designing and modelling a solution to an engineering problem. This is mostly done in class and accounts for 50% of the final mark. The complete folder of text, drawings and presentation work together with the model is to be completed by April of Year 12.

Assessment

One written paper = 40%

  • Part A: Common Core
  • Part B: Specialist Options
  • Coursework = 60%

    • Component 1 =  10%
    • Component 2 = 50%
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