Year 10 Soft Materials Technology
The year 10 course is an introduction to soft materials and is run over a two year period with assessment being Level 1 NCEA in year 11 . The year 10 course introduces students to fabric and materials, how to use a commercial pattern and make adaptions to it, design techniques, prototyping and implementing practical skills.
The two year learning program ensures students have a sound theoretical knowledge that is embedded in practical applications and students who wish to continue at year 11 can then choose from a range of achievement standards focusing on either design or construction. A minimum of 16 credits will be available at year 11 from the year 10 learning program.
Learning about different types of fabrics, techniques, equipment and notions and when to use each of them.
Learning how to use and alter a commercial pattern
Students get to choose an item or garment to make and use a commercial pattern to construct it.
Learning about the design process and principals of design in soft material technology. Students will have the opportunity to design a product and learn about trialing, prototyping and the development of this product.
Completing any unfinished projects or making additional creative projects.
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 9 textiles which all students complete as part of a compulsory program.