Level 1 Design Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Walden

This course has an open entry, anyone who would like to take it can do so.

End of Year In Situ Project - My Passion

Year 11 Design Technology focuses on critical context project based learning. Any kind of material is used to create a physical outcome and digital technologies supports the theory work of the outcome. This is a 12 credit assessment with two internal achievement standards. The final outcome is a product intended for the student in collaboration with stakeholders. It is based on the student's passion. The outcome must be designed with a specific event, occasion or use in mind, with appropriate use of social media to enhance the outcomes .

For example students can create a skateboard deck design if they are into skateboarding and have a competition coming up soon. Students can construct a garment that they would like to wear to an event like a birthday party.  Students can make Korowai that is then used as a gift as Toanga to special representatives of their whānau or school. Youtube is then used to create vlogging instructional videos on korowai construction. Student can create a product for example shoes or jewellery using 3D printing, 3D modelling software and Tinkercad. It can be worn to a special occasion. The student may attend a wedding and make the bridal tiara and bridesmaids fascinators.

Current projects include, headpiece design using 3D printing and various technological materials, Web site design, Jeans making, nail art, eco fashion, fashion illustration, harakeke and 3D printing.

Students can choose an optional External to gain endorsement which consists of a design portfolio of their passion work. This is worth 3 credits.

Start of Year Competition Project

Students are also given the opportunity to research and enter a competition. Examples of these are, The Hokanui Fashion Design awards, Light and Dark Photoshop skills competition, Eco Fashion runway awards, Stagequest, HETTANZ wearable art awards. This assessment is worth 4 credits and is internally assessed using the planning achievement standard.

Subject Overview

Term 1

Term 2
Week 2, Competition Project Hand in

Term 4
Week 2 External portfolio due

Week 5/6 My Passion project due


Level 2 Design Technology

All Design Technology students have the opportunity to use work from their other subjects if it fits within the assignment context chossen by the students. Some examples of these include - Using Technology project managment to organise productions in drama, using thier art work to support their Design and Visual communication work.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students are required to supply materials to complete prototypes.Eg Fabrics, wood, foam board ect
The course fee covers all materials required to put the prototype together including glue, art supplies, threads, sandpaper 3D printing filament, and maintenance of all classroom machinery ect

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91045 v3 Generic Technology 1.2 - Use planning tools to guide the technological development of an outcome to address a brief
A.S. 91046 v3 Generic Technology 1.3 - Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief
A.S. 91047 v4 Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief
A.S. 91063 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.30 - Produce freehand sketches that communicate design ideas
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.