Students will explore food-related issues through a range of practical experiences, allowing them to make informed and appropriate choices with regards to food. Food Technology provides students with a broad knowledge and understanding of food properties, processing, preparation and their interrelationships, nutritional considerations and consumption patterns. It addresses the importance of hygiene and safe working practices and legislation in the production of food.
This knowledge and understanding is fundamental to the development of food-specific skills, which can then be applied in a range of contexts enabling students to produce quality food products. Students develop practical skills in preparing and presenting food that will enable them to select and use appropriate ingredients, methods and equipment.
This course is comprised of both practical and theoretical experiences. Homework is issued periodically, to complement class activities.
•Enclosed fully leather shoes
•Apron (provided by faculty)
Year 10 students produce their celebration cakes
Textiles Technology provides students with broad knowledge of the properties, performance and uses of textiles in which fabrics, colouration, yarns and fibres are explored. Project Work that includes investigation and experimentation will enable students to discriminate in their choices of textiles for particular uses. Students will document and communicate their design ideas and experiences and make use of contemporary technology in their project work. Completion of projects is integral to developing skills and confidence in the manipulation and use of a range of textile materials, equipment and techniques.
Students will investigate the work of textile designers and from this research make judgments about the appropriateness of design ideas, the selection of materials and of tools and the quality of textile items. Students will be challenged to transfer knowledge to new situations and projects, building on technical skills and past experiences. Textile projects will give students the opportunity to be creative, independent learners and to explore functional and aesthetic aspects of textiles, demonstrate responsibility in decision-making and encourage individuals to express ideas and opinions.
This subject is predominantly practical based, with theoretical components. Although given the opportunity to work on their practical tasks at school, students may need to work on the construction of their practical designs and portfolios at home as part of their homework. Students are also required to supply the materials for the construction of their practical designs.