Curriculum and Learning

Technologies

Year 7 and 8

Year 7

All Year 7 students come into the foods room to do a semester’s worth of learning. This course is called Well-being Foods. Students will gain knowledge and skills that they can use at home in preparing healthy breakfasts and incorporating fruit and vegetables.

Year 8

All Year 8 students have one semester of 8 Intervention by Design (8 IBDN). In this learning package, students will use their creativity to design and create their patchwork cushion. We aim to give students the skills to enable them to be confident while creating their design.

Year 9 and 10

Food Design (FDS)

This is a one-semester course that will involve using a range of different skills and techniques in a practical situation focussing on basic nutrition. Students may investigate the production of some food products. They will develop and adapt these foods into a product and associated packaging. There is a course cost for consumable items. This course links with aspects of Level 1 NCEA.

Food Design Plus (FDP)

This is a one-semester course that allows students to extend their knowledge of food components and nutrition, enhancing their practical skills and application, with a greater in-depth study of foods. There is a course cost for consumable items. This course links with aspects of Level 1 NCEA.

NCEA Level 1 - 3

Fashion and Design

Level 1 NCEA
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills and interest in working with textiles. Students are given a brief from which they can be creative when designing, inventing, and making articles.

Level 2 NCEA
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop and extend their skills in textiles. This course focuses on developing garments from a brief for a client. Students are allowed to be creative and use their flair in designing articles.

Level 3 NCEA
This course allows students to extend their knowledge, designing skills and creativity when working with a client, developing a pattern from a block to form a design.

Food and Hospitality

Level 1 NCEA
This course is a Unit Standard based course that covers a wide range of practical skills used in the hospitality industry.

Level 2 NCEA
This course is designed to build up skills and techniques which are used in the hospitality industry, especially food and beverage service.

Food and Nutrition

Level 1 NCEA
This course involves students investigating, planning, and preparing food to meet specific needs and the application of safe food practices. The understanding of wellbeing is a vital part of this course.

Level 2 NCEA
This course involves students investigating, planning, and preparing food to meet specific needs, and applying safe food practices in the production of a specific food using advanced procedures during the process. The course involves individual research in and out of the classroom on specified topics.

Level 3 NCEA
This course involves students investigating a nutritional issue that affects the wellbeing of New Zealand society and applying safe food practices in the production of a specific food using complex procedures during the process. This course involves individual research in and out of the classroom on specified topics and may vary in content depending on the needs of the students.

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